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1 October 1991 Nasitrema sp.-associated Encephalitis in a Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) Stranded in the Gulf of Mexico
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An immature female striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) found dead on a northwestern Florida beach in 1988 exhibited severe inflammation bilaterally in the dorsal and mid-thalamus in association with adult trematodes (Nasitrema sp.) and trematode eggs. Numerous specimens of Nasitrema sp. also were present in the pterygoid sinuses. Pneumonia in association with a heavy growth of Vibrio damsela was observed also. This report confirms the occurrence of Nasitrema sp.-associated encephalitis in striped dolphins and in small cetaceans from the Gulf of Mexico.

O'Shea, Homer, Greiner, and Layton: Nasitrema sp.-associated Encephalitis in a Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) Stranded in the Gulf of Mexico
Thomas J. O'Shea, Bruce L. Homer, Ellis C. Greiner, and A. William Layton "Nasitrema sp.-associated Encephalitis in a Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) Stranded in the Gulf of Mexico," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(4), 706-709, (1 October 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.4.706
Received: 25 February 1991; Published: 1 October 1991
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