Infection due to Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium in a free-ranging common seal (Phoca vitulina) in Scotland

G Foster, K Stevenson, RJ Reid, JP Barley, JL Baily, RN Harris, MP Dagleish

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Abstract

We describe the first reported case of mycobacterial infection in a free-ranging pinniped in the Northern Hemisphere. Acidfast bacteria were demonstrated histologically in the liver of an adult female common seal (Phoca vitulina), and Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium was cultured from the liver.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732 - 734
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Jul 2013

Bibliographical note

2070090
2071627
AA115

Keywords

  • Common seal
  • Mycobacterial infection
  • Phoca vitulina

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