Pulmonary pathology of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded in England and Wales between 1990 and 1996.

@article{Jepson2000PulmonaryPO,
  title={Pulmonary pathology of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded in England and Wales between 1990 and 1996.},
  author={Paul D Jepson and John Robert Baker and Todd Kuiken and Victor R. Simpson and Seamus Kennedy and Peter M. Bennett},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2000},
  volume={146 25},
  pages={721-8}
}
The pathological changes observed in the lungs of 197 freshly dead to moderately decomposed harbour porpoises (Phocoenaphocoena) stranded in England and Wales between October 1990 and December 1996 were reviewed. In 135 (69 per cent of the cases) macroscopic nematode infections of the bronchial tract with Pseudalius inflexus and Torynurus convolutus, either singly or in combination, were recorded, and 106 (54 per cent) also had P inflexus within the pulmonary blood vessels. All the… CONTINUE READING

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