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

Citation
Foster G, Stevenson K, Reid RJ, Barley JP, Baily J, Harris RN & Dagleish MP (2013) Infection due to Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium in a free-ranging common seal (Phoca vitulina) in Scotland, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49 (3), pp. 732-734.

Abstract
We describe the first reported case of mycobacterial infection in a free-ranging pinniped in the Northern Hemisphere. Acid-fast bacteria were demonstrated histologically in the liver of an adult female common seal (Phoca vitulina), andMycobacterium aviumsubsp.aviumwas cultured from the liver.

StatusPublished
AuthorsFoster Geoff, Stevenson Karen, Reid Robert J, Barley Jason P, Baily Johanna, Harris Robert N, Dagleish Mark P
Publication date07/2013
Date accepted by journal06/11/2012
PublisherWildlife Disease Association
ISSN 0090-3558
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Journal of Wildlife Diseases: Volume 49, Issue 3

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