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Health screening of free-ranging European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) on the German North-Sea island Pellworm

Overview of attention for article published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, August 2015
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Title
Health screening of free-ranging European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) on the German North-Sea island Pellworm
Published in
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13028-015-0132-0
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Annika Posautz, Igor Loncaric, Marie Lundin, Daniel Hoffmann, Antonio Lavazza, Zsofia Kelemen, Christoph Beiglböck, Christian Walzer, Anna Kübber-Heiss

Abstract

A sudden decline of the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) population in one of the best hunting districts for small game species in northern Germany, the German North-Sea island Pellworm, in the years 2007/08 following marked habitat changes led to the implementation of a thorough health assessment program of the population. 110 animals were collected during the normal hunting season in the years 2010 and 2011. A post-mortem examination and histopathological investigation was performed on all animals. Additionally, routine bacteriology of the small intestine and parasitology were carried out. Sera of hares were tested for European Brown Hare Syndrome (EBHS) by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, and for Treponema sp. by indirect immunofluorescent test. Additional testing was performed when deemed necessary. The most striking result was a shift in the intestinal bacterial flora towards Gram-negative Enterobacteriaceae with a predominance of either Escherichia coli, or Aeromonas sp., or a high-grade double-infection with these two pathogens with subsequent catarrhal enteritis. Additionally, a marked coccidiosis, and varying infestations with the nematode Trichostrongylus retortaeformis were found. The sero-prevalence for EBHS was 78.1%, and for Treponema 43.9%. The shift and decrease in diversity of the intestinal flora was the main and most consistent result found. In the authors' opinion the change of the habitat combined with other stressors increased the animals' sensitivity to ubiquitous bacterial species and parasites which usually would not have such fatal effects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Other 3 8%
Other 9 25%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 42%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Unspecified 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 8 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 August 2015.
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#2,707,255
of 5,450,695 outputs
Outputs from Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
#120
of 335 outputs
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#93,991
of 190,015 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
#4
of 12 outputs
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