Reference : Seabirds mortality during the 1992-1993 winter along the Belgian coast
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/76369
Seabirds mortality during the 1992-1993 winter along the Belgian coast
English
Jauniaux, Thierry mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de morphologie et pathologie > Département de morphologie et pathologie >]
Brosens, L. [> > > >]
Farnir, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Biostatistiques et bioinformatique appliquées aux sc. vétér. >]
Manteca, C. [> > > >]
Losson, Bertrand mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Parasitologie et pathologie des maladies parasitaires >]
Tavernier, J. [> > > >]
Vindevogel, Henri mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services généraux (Faculté de médecine vétérinaire) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Méd. vétérinaire) >]
Coignoul, Freddy mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services administratifs généraux > Vice-Recteur à la Qualité - Pathologie générale et autopsies - SMAQ (Serv. de Management et d'Accompagnement à la Qualité) >]
1996
Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire
Université de Liège
140
3
149-&
Yes
International
0003-4118
1781-3875
Liège
Belgium
[en] During the 1992-1993 133 seabirds found on Belgian beaches were necropsied. Most frequent species were the guillemot (Uria aalge), the oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), the kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), the razorbill (Alca torda) and the herring gull (Larus argentatus). The three main observations were, in decreasing order, cachexia, acute and hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, and oil contamination of plumage and intestinal tract. The pelagic origin of seabirds was associated with all 3 observations; oil contamination was associated with acute gastro-enteritis and cachexia and, finally, the immature character was associated with cachexia. A hypothetical mechanism of death would be oiled pelagic seabirds that become cachectic and die of acute gastroenteritis. It is unlikely that seabirds act as a reservoir for bacteria, that were only occasionally identified in our material. Therefore, it appears that infectious agents play a minor role in seabirds stranding.
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