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Salt gland adenitis as only cause of stranding of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta.
Dis Aquat Organ. 2011 Jun 16; 95(2):163-6.DA

Abstract

The present study describes pathological and microbiological findings in 9 stranded loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta, whose only observed lesion was bilateral purulent salt gland adenitis. Histological lesions ranged from the presence of abundant eosinophilic material associated with bacterial colonies in the lumen of the central ducts of the glandular lobules to the destruction of the glandular tissue and presence of abundant eosinophilic material composed of heterophils and cell debris, lined by multinucleated giant cells. Aeromonas hydrophila, Staphylococcus sp., and Vibrio alginolyticus were the bacteria most frequently isolated. Plasma concentrations of sodium and chloride and plasma osmolality from 2 turtles suffering from salt gland adenitis were, respectively 45.7, 69.2, and 45.7% higher than the mean value for healthy turtles. These cases suggest that failure to maintain homeostasis due to severe lesions in the salt glands can cause stranding and/or death of loggerhead sea turtles.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Morphology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Arucas, Las Palmas, 35416, Spain. joros@dmor.ulpgc.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21848124

Citation

Orós, J, et al. "Salt Gland Adenitis as Only Cause of Stranding of Loggerhead Sea Turtles Caretta Caretta." Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, vol. 95, no. 2, 2011, pp. 163-6.
Orós J, Camacho M, Calabuig P, et al. Salt gland adenitis as only cause of stranding of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta. Dis Aquat Organ. 2011;95(2):163-6.
Orós, J., Camacho, M., Calabuig, P., & Arencibia, A. (2011). Salt gland adenitis as only cause of stranding of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 95(2), 163-6. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02351
Orós J, et al. Salt Gland Adenitis as Only Cause of Stranding of Loggerhead Sea Turtles Caretta Caretta. Dis Aquat Organ. 2011 Jun 16;95(2):163-6. PubMed PMID: 21848124.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Salt gland adenitis as only cause of stranding of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta. AU - Orós,J, AU - Camacho,M, AU - Calabuig,P, AU - Arencibia,A, PY - 2011/8/19/entrez PY - 2011/8/19/pubmed PY - 2011/9/9/medline SP - 163 EP - 6 JF - Diseases of aquatic organisms JO - Dis Aquat Organ VL - 95 IS - 2 N2 - The present study describes pathological and microbiological findings in 9 stranded loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta, whose only observed lesion was bilateral purulent salt gland adenitis. Histological lesions ranged from the presence of abundant eosinophilic material associated with bacterial colonies in the lumen of the central ducts of the glandular lobules to the destruction of the glandular tissue and presence of abundant eosinophilic material composed of heterophils and cell debris, lined by multinucleated giant cells. Aeromonas hydrophila, Staphylococcus sp., and Vibrio alginolyticus were the bacteria most frequently isolated. Plasma concentrations of sodium and chloride and plasma osmolality from 2 turtles suffering from salt gland adenitis were, respectively 45.7, 69.2, and 45.7% higher than the mean value for healthy turtles. These cases suggest that failure to maintain homeostasis due to severe lesions in the salt glands can cause stranding and/or death of loggerhead sea turtles. SN - 0177-5103 UR - http://bjp.sagepub.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21848124/Salt_gland_adenitis_as_only_cause_of_stranding_of_loggerhead_sea_turtles_Caretta_caretta_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02351 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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