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Causes of mortality and parasites and incidental lesions in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from British waters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1323164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Detailed post mortem examinations were carried out on 41 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) found dead on the coast of the United Kingdom. The commonest causes of death were entanglement in fishing gear, and parasitic and bacterial pneumonia. Among the non-fatal conditions parasitoses of various organs were common and there was a very wide variety of other conditions. In total 295 diseases and other lesions were found, an average of 7.2 per animal.
J R Baker; A R Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  130     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-10     Completed Date:  1992-09-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  554-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death*
Dolphins* / parasitology
Great Britain / epidemiology
Parasitic Diseases / epidemiology,  mortality
Parasitic Diseases, Animal*
Pneumonia / mortality,  veterinary*
Poxviridae Infections / epidemiology,  veterinary
Tooth Loss / epidemiology,  veterinary

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