Reference : Observations on the Helminths of Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena Phocoena) and Common Gui...
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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/77381
Observations on the Helminths of Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena Phocoena) and Common Guillemots (Uria Aalge) from the Belgian and German Coasts
English
Brosens, L. [> > > >]
Jauniaux, Thierry mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de morphologie et pathologie > Département de morphologie et pathologie >]
Siebert, U. [> > > >]
Benke, H. [> > > >]
Coignoul, Freddy mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de morphologie et pathologie > Pathologie générale et autopsies >]
14-Sep-1996
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association
British Veterinary Medicine
139
11
254-7
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0042-4900
London
United Kingdom
[en] Between February 1990 and July 1991, 18 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and 248 common guillemots (Uria aalge), found dead along the Belgian and German coasts, were examined for their burden of helminths. A total of three species were found in the guillemots (one cestode, one nematode and one pentastomid), and six species in the porpoises (one trematode, one cestode and four nematodes). Among the guillemots the burden of helminths was not statistically different between juvenile and adult birds. The deaths of the birds were apparently not related to the parasite infections. In contrast, the adult porpoises were more heavily parasitised than the juveniles, except for one young porpoise stranded on the Belgian coast. In the porpoises, four species of parasites had a pathological effect and Torynurus convolutus was responsible for the death of one animal from the Belgian coast and three from the German coast.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/77381
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/77392
10.1136/vr.139.11.254

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