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Causes of death in marine mammals stranded along the Oregon coast.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  582322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty-eight marine mammals stranded on the Oregon beaches were examined at necropsy. Gunshot was the primary cause of death in 30% of the pinnipeds examined. Bacterial infections (27%) and parasitism (27%) were also of major importance in the death and debilitation of Oregon marine mammals. Traumatic death or debilitation other than gunshot was observed in 11 animals (16%). Predation, starvation due to neonatal abandonment, viral encephalitis (presumptive diagnosis), dystocia and neoplasia were diagnosed as primary or contributory causes of stranding.
R K Stroud; T J Roffe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  1979 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-17     Completed Date:  1979-09-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn
Bacterial Infections / pathology,  veterinary
Dystocia / pathology,  veterinary
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / pathology,  veterinary
Nematode Infections / pathology,  veterinary
Seals, Earless
Wounds and Injuries / pathology,  veterinary
Wounds, Gunshot / pathology,  veterinary

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