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Archive: January 2016

A new case of tularemia in a hare from Friesland

A hare submitted to the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC) for post-mortem investigation was suspected of having tularemia based on changes seen in the tissues under the microscope. Infection with Francisella tularensis, the causative agent of tularemia, was confirmed by molecular testing performed at the Central
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The green finch – DWHC focus species in 2016

In 2016, the green finch was selected as the focus species of the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC) and together with partner organisations we ask you to help us research this common garden bird by reporting findings of dead birds. to the DWHC.
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Changes to tularemia testing program in 2016

Since 2011 all hares submitted to the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC) for post-mortem investigation have also been tested for the presence of talremia bacteria by the Central Veterinary Institute (CVI). As of January 1st 2016 the DWHC will no longer be collecting non-fresh (i.e. dead for more than 24 hours)
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New variant of rabbit virus also found in wild rabbits

This week the type 2 form of the lethal RHD virus  was confirmed in wild rabbits in the Netherlands. The virus, first encountered in France in 2010, was found in three wild rabbits from the Dutch provinces of Utrecht, Gelderland and South Holland that were submitted to the DWHC for post-mortem exam. Another
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