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1 June 2006 TRACHEITIS ASSOCIATED WITH BORDETELLA BRONCHISEPTICA IN A POLAR BEAR (URSUS MARITIMUS)
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A male polar bear (Ursus maritimus) was diagnosed with tracheitis associated with Bordetella bronchiseptica that was cultured from an endotracheal sample of thick mucopurulent exudate. The condition responded to oral amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, and clinical signs of inappetence, depression, dysphagia, and tussis were resolved. One week after this presentation, a female conspecific presented with similar clinical signs, suggesting a transmissible nature of the disease or the same source of infection. The source of infection remains unknown.

Claude Lacasse and Kathryn C. Gamble "TRACHEITIS ASSOCIATED WITH BORDETELLA BRONCHISEPTICA IN A POLAR BEAR (URSUS MARITIMUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 37(2), 190-192, (1 June 2006). https://doi.org/10.1638/05-055.1
Received: 13 June 2005; Published: 1 June 2006
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