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. https://doi.org/10.7589/2012-07-178
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.
Journal Journal of Wildlife Diseases: Volume 49, Issue 3
Foster, Geoff; Stevenson, Karen; Reid, Robert J; Barley, Jason P; Baily, Johanna; Harris, Robert N; Dagleish, Mark P