Archive: 2014

Raccoon roundworm found in a raccoon in the Netherlands

In October 2014 a dead female raccoon found by the Animal Ambulance in the Dutch town of Doetinchem in Gelderland, submitted it to the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC) for post-mortem investigation. This animal was in a moderate nutritional state and the cause of death appeared to be trauma to the head.
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Death in squirrels difficult to explain

It is difficult to say whether or not the number of squirrel deaths that is currently being seen in the Netherlands is normal. Since the zoogdiervereniging (Dutch organisation for protection and research of native mammals) called on the public to report any findings of dead squirrels, the level of awareness and
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Collision with a ship most likely cause of death in stranded rorqual

Press release from the University of Utrecht Researchers from the veterinary faculty at the University of Utrecht have found acute bleeding, consistent with bruising, in the 17m-long rorqual that stranded at the Dutch coastal town of Scheveningen. The presence of bleeding in various tissues that were examined
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Tularemia also found in a hare from Utrecht

A new case of tularemia in a hare has been detected, this time in a hare from the province of Utrecht; this is the third case of this disease being found in hares in the Netherlands since last year when it was found in hares from Limburg and Zeeland.
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Ranavirus in Drenthe

After the mass die-off of frogs and salamanders in the Dutch province of Drenthe caused by ranavirus, the Dutch organisation for Reptile, Amphibian & Fish Conservation (RAVON) and the Dutch Wildlife Health
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Minutes of the badger meeting 5th April 2014

On the 5th April 2014 the badger working group of Brabant held a meeting about badgers. A variety of people who submit dead badgers to the DWHC for post-mortem investigation were present as well as members of the badger working groups of Drenthe, Utrecht and Limburg, and representatives of the Animal Ambulance,
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