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1 June 2013 MYCOBACTERIOSIS, MYCOBACTERIUM CHELONAE, IN A CAPTIVE YELLOW STINGRAY (UROBATIS JAMAICENSIS)
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An adult yellow stingray (Urobatis jamaicensis) from a touch-tank exhibit developed a large abscess on the dorsal aspect of the calvarium and swollen soft tissue surrounding the left spiracle. A large amount of fluid exudate was drained from the abscess. Mycobacterium chelonae was diagnosed by cytology of the exudate and by polymerase chain reaction and sequencing. The animal was euthanized and disseminated mycobacteriosis was confirmed with histology.

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Elsburgh O. Clarke, Brian Dorn, Allison Boone, Guillermo Risatti, Kelly Gilbert-Marcheterre, and Craig A. Harms "MYCOBACTERIOSIS, MYCOBACTERIUM CHELONAE, IN A CAPTIVE YELLOW STINGRAY (UROBATIS JAMAICENSIS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(2), 470-474, (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/2012-0018R2.1
Received: 14 January 2012; Published: 1 June 2013
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