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Streptococcus phocae infections associated with starvation in Cape fur seals.

Authors
  • Henton, M M
  • Zapke, O
  • Basson, P A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1999
Volume
70
Issue
2
Pages
98–99
Identifiers
PMID: 10855831
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mortalities and abortions associated with starvation occurred at Cape Cross, Namibia, in Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Affected seals showed lethargy and emaciation, and the most common pathological signs were those of a respiratory infection, both in adults and offspring. Streptococcus phocae was isolated from adult seals, a cub and aborted foetuses.

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