Archive: May 2016

Toxoplasmosis identified as cause of death in a fox

In February 2016 a forest ranger reported finding a dead fox (Vulpes vulpes) in the Dutch province of Gelderland. As it was the fourth report out of this area over a short space of time the carcase was submitted for post-portem exam at the DWHC.
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Increase in the number of birds of prey with oral inflammation

In the first few months of 2016 more birds of prey with oral inflammation were submitted to the DWHC than in previous years. The inflammation appeared to be caused by parasitic worms and cause difficulty with consuming prey, leading to energy shortage and ultimately death. A case report about buzzards in the
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