Archive: February 2018

Results focus species 2017: Weasel and stoat

Little is known about the distribution, health status and causes of death in small mustelids in the Netherlands and for this reason weasels (Mustela nivalis) and stoats (Mustela erminea)  were made the DWHC focus species of 2017. In addition, the incidence of the roundworm Skrjabingylus nasicola  in the nasal
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Hare with growth on nose

Late December 2017 a skinny male adult hare with a growth on the bridge of the nose and bald spots on the hind legs was submitted to the DWHC. Diagnostics showed that the growth was caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. The bald spots on the hind legs were caused by inflammation of the skin. This
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