Potential problems with external trailing antennae: antenna migration and ingrowth of epithelial tissue, a case study from a recaptured Chondrostoma nasus
Abstract:Examination of a nase Chondrostoma nasus, that was carrying an implanted telemetry transmitter for 7 months, showed that the external trailing antenna of the transmitter had migrated c. 3 cm to the posterior edge of the incision. The absorbable sutures were still present, and there was epithelial tissue within the granulation encapsulating the transmitter. This tissue may have grown down from the surface along the antenna providing a potential entryway for pathogens.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, Max Emanuel – Strasse 17, 1180 Vienna, Austria and 2: University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Publication date: September 1, 2005