The aim of this study is to report the results of parasitological, microbiological, histopathological and serological investigations on 22 striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) and 1 bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) found stranded since January 2007 to August 2010 on the Ligurian Sea coast of Italy. Parasites were identified in a variety of organs (lung, intestine, skin, muscle). Toxoplasma gondii cysts and zoites were found in 2 of the 4 dolphins with meningoencephalitis. Morbillivirus infections was not considered to have contributed to the death of these animals.

Indagini anatomo-istopatologiche, microbiologiche, parassitologiche e siero-epidemiologiche in cetacei spiaggiati in Liguria (2007-2010).

GUSTINELLI, ANDREA;FIORAVANTI, MARIALETIZIA;
2010

Abstract

The aim of this study is to report the results of parasitological, microbiological, histopathological and serological investigations on 22 striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) and 1 bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) found stranded since January 2007 to August 2010 on the Ligurian Sea coast of Italy. Parasites were identified in a variety of organs (lung, intestine, skin, muscle). Toxoplasma gondii cysts and zoites were found in 2 of the 4 dolphins with meningoencephalitis. Morbillivirus infections was not considered to have contributed to the death of these animals.
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Tittarelli C.; Casalone C.; Pautasso A.; Iulini B.; Bozzetta E.; Varello K.; Pezzolato M.; Grattarola C.; Garibaldi F.; Di Francesco C.E.; Di Guardo G.; Gustinelli A.; Fioravanti M.L.; Mignone W.
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