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Team of the Green Balkans’ Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center along with representatives of representatives of Trakia university participated in necropsy of a Black vulture in Greece

Team of the Green Balkans’ Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center along with representatives of representatives of Trakia university participated in necropsy of a Black vulture in Greece

13.03.2019
A few days ago, the team of Green Balkans’ Wildlife rehabilitation and breeding center and a representative of Pathoanatomy department at Faculty of veterinary medicine, Trakia university, participated in necropsy of a Black vulture, which was held within the Workshop on Vultures and veterinary medicinal products, held in Dadia, Greece.

The necropsy was part of the practical work of the meeting. The vets from the team of the rescue center actively participated in exchanging information with their colleagues from France, Italy, Bulgaria and Greece.
Intestinal parasites were confirmed during the necropsy, which were subsequently analyzed by ass. Prof. Zvezdelina Kirkova from Parasitology department of veterinary faculty at Trakia university, Stara Zagora. The parasites, identified as spiroides and according to our colleagues, they are not the cause of the dead.
This, unfortunately, confirmed our fears that the bird has been poisoned, as samples for poisoning analysis were immediately collected during the necropsy.

We would like to thank Dr. Kiril Dimitrov, veterinary pathoanatomist at Veterinary medicine faculty, Trakia university, as well as our colleagues Luy Phipps from VCF, Roque Florence – CNITV Campus veterinaria , Avenue Bourgelav, France, Nili Anglister from Israeli Wildlife Hospital and our host, local veterinarian, who has graduated his university degree in Trakia university – Dr. Vasilis Delistamatis.