observations on the helminths of harbour porpoises (phocoena phocoena) and common guillemots (uria aalge) from the belgian and german coasts.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 ...19968888560
pulmonary pathology of harbour porpoises (phocoena phocoena) stranded in england and wales between 1990 and 1996.the pathological changes observed in the lungs of 197 freshly dead to moderately decomposed harbour porpoises (phocoenaphocoena) stranded in england and wales between october 1990 and december 1996 were reviewed. in 135 (69 per cent of the cases) macroscopic nematode infections of the bronchial tract with pseudalius inflexus and torynurus convolutus, either singly or in combination, were recorded, and 106 (54 per cent) also had p inflexus within the pulmonary blood vessels. all the macroscopical ...200010901214
evidence of infectious diseases in harbour porpoises (phocoena phocoena) hunted in the waters of greenland and by-caught in the german north sea and baltic sea.the pathological, microbiological and serological findings in harbour porpoises hunted in greenlandic waters were compared with the findings in animals accidentally caught in fishing gear in the german north sea and baltic sea. the body condition of the greenlandic animals was good, whereas nine of 23 german harbour porpoises were moderately to markedly emaciated. both groups were infested with parasites. in the greenlandic animals parasitism of the aural peribullar cavity with stenurus minor, o ...200111430682
macroparasites in stranded and bycaught harbour porpoises from german and norwegian waters.parasitological investigations were carried out on harbour porpoises phocoena phocoena originating from 3 different areas: the german north sea (28), the german baltic (18) and norwegian waters (22). the individuals were bycaught in gill-nets or found stranded during the period 1997 to 2000. a total of 7 species of parasites was identified from the investigated organs. these originated mainly from the respiratory tract and comprised 1 ascaridoid nematode (anisakis simplex), 4 pseudaliid nematode ...200515997825
pathological findings in harbour porpoises (phocoena phocoena) from norwegian and icelandic waters.a study of 37 by-caught harbour porpoises from icelandic and norwegian waters showed that most were in good or moderate nutritional condition and none was severely emaciated. mild infection with lungworms (halocercus invaginatus, pseudalius inflexus, torynurus convolutus) was found in 84% of the icelandic and 91% of the norwegian animals, usually associated with bronchopneumonia which was rarely severe. most (91%) of the animals had parasites in the stomach and intestine (anisakis simplex, contr ...200616527299
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