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Invasive serotype 2 (cps2+) strains of Streptococcus suis cause meningitis in pigs and humans. Four case reports of S. suis meningitis in hunters suggest transmission of S. suis through the butchering of wild boars. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of potentially human-pathogenic S. suis strains in wild boars. S. suis(More)
From January 1995 to December 1995, 991 muskrats were examined for the occurrence and the regional prevalence of nematodes and trematodes. The muskrats were trapped in all parts of Lower Saxony. 77.2% of the studied population were less than one year old, 22.8% were older. The male to female ratio was 54.5% to 45.5%. One genus of nematodes, Trichuris spp.,(More)
By means of about fifty skulls of dominating female animals of all age groups the formation and topgraphy of the Cavum nasi and its Sinus paranasales at the roe-deer are investigated and described by pouring out the Sinus paranasales about their physiological entrances with Technovit 7143. Amongst numerous findings the main results are in the following: 1.(More)
Dendritic cells are considered to be the most potent antigen-presenting cells and are thus promising new tools for the immunotherapy of cancer. They respond to various stimuli by differentiation (expression of CD83) and up-regulation of costimulatory surface molecules. Thymic peptides have immunostimulatory and immunomodulating properties. Their therapeutic(More)
Aim of the study was to examine the prevalence and regional distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis and other metacestodes and cestodes in muskrats in Lower Saxony, Germany. A total of 991 muskrats with similar numbers from all districts of the country were examined between January and December 1995. E. multilocularis metacestodes were found in 4.1% of(More)
Blood samples (n = 223) of free-ranging roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) were collected from selected hunting grounds in Germany between October 2001 and October 2002. Samples originated from Lower Saxony (n = 43) and North-Rhine Westphalia (n = 108) within a 20-km area ("cordon") cordoned off along the border of The Netherlands. This is adjacent to the area(More)
  • K Pohlmeyer
  • 1999
The present contribution contains a summarized overview of current literature dealing with the most important zoonoses that can be transmitted directly or indirectly from indigenous wildlife to man. Following Weber (1994) the diseases are classified according to the species of pathogen. Ways of infection are shown and the importance of these zoonoses is(More)
  • K Pohlmeyer
  • 1992
The present paper critically examines the subject of huntsmanlike hunting with traps as it is practiced in the Federal Republic of Germany. In this context, consideration is given to the aspects of protection of animals, protection of species and safety for people and domestic animals. Hunting with traps is regarded a necessary element within the legal(More)