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Pathological investigations on guillemots (Uria aalge) stranded on the Belgian coast during the winter of 1993-94.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9802196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pathological investigations were carried out on 67 guillemots (Uria aalge) washed up on the Belgian coast between November 1993 and March 1994. Emaciation and acute haemorrhagic gastroenteropathy were observed in more than 70 per cent of the birds. There was no statistical relationship between the level of oil contamination and the severity of the lesions. Differences in bodyweight were accounted for by age, sex, emaciation, and acute haemorrhagic gastroenteropathy. The birds had a severe weight deficit but the concentrations of pollutants were below acutely toxic levels.
Authors:
T Jauniaux; L Brosens; P Meire; H Offringa; F Coignoul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-22     Completed Date:  1999-01-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Veterinary College, University of Liege, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Belgium
Birds*
Body Weight
Environmental Exposure*
Fossil Fuels
Hemorrhage / etiology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Mortality
Stomach Diseases / pathology,  veterinary*
Water Pollutants / adverse effects*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fossil Fuels; 0/Water Pollutants

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