Monday, 19 May 2014

Cause of death established: Chamois in region of Austria had pneumonia

Date:
May 16, 2014

Source:
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

Summary:
In spring 2010, nearly a third of the chamois living in a region of northern Austria suddenly died of unexplained causes. Concerned hunters and foresters sent the carcasses for analysis. Extensive investigations have now revealed that the animals died of bacterial pneumonia caused by two strains of bacteria that are highly unusual in chamois.


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