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Health investigaiton of harbour seals and schooling of seal rangers in 2019

Projectdata

Project leader: Prof. Prof. h. c. Dr. Ursula Siebert
Scientist: Jan Lakemeyer
Anja Reckendorf
Simon Rohner
Projekt term: January 2019 until December 2019
Sponsorship: Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalisation (MELUND)

Project description

Infectious diseases and other illnesses of harbour seals in Schleswig-Holstein will be investigated in this research project. The project aims to provide data about the occurrence of viral, bacterial and parasitic infectious agents also in other harbour seal populations.

The scientific results shall be issued to the seal rangers in order to train them to recognise potential infectious diseases and in the handling of marine mammals. In this connection, the development and revision of hygienic measures, infectious diseases and documentation material become important. A selected number of harbour seals, which were sent in by the seal rangers for investigation, will be intensely examined and assessed for the occurrence of diseases. The seal rangers will be supported in their assessment during the whole research project term. These investigations include a complete necropsy of the animals, further analyses such as histology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, serology, age determination as well as recording and assurance of samples for subsequent analyses or research projects.

 

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Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
Werftstr. 6
25761 Büsum

 

Kornelia Wolff-Schmidt

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Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
Werftstr. 6
25761 Büsum
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