In the undermentioned wild birds is highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 or HPAI H5N1 confirmed.
This list is based upon reports of the Dutch government to OIE this autumn/winter until November 17.
A migratory bird tested positive for West Nile Virus in the Netherlands. The bird was caught in August during routine sampling in the region of Utrecht. West Nile Virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, making it a type of an arbovirus. Humans, and other mammalian species such as horses, are susceptible to
In the period from August to October 2019, twenty hedgehogs were sent to the DWHC, a subdivison of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University, for post-mortem examination. Seventeen hedgehogs were examined, three animals were too autolytic. Lung conditions were found in almost half of all examined
In September 2019, tularaemia was again confirmed in a hare on the territory of the Wildlife Management Unit ‘Kromme Rijn’ in the province of Utrecht. A few hares died in this area in previous years due to tularaemia.
Vaccination for pet rabbits is essential
As in previous years, in 2019 the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre and the Veterinary Faculty at Utrecht University receives reports of dead rabbits all year round. This number increased in August and September.