Mortality data for the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) indicates that from 1979 to 1984 16% of the recorded deaths involved young juveniles. Necropsy of a young manatee from the west coast of Florida revealed an active infection of the umbilical area (omphalitis) extending down the umbilical artery and veins. A generalized peritonitis was present. Bacterial cultures revealed Streptococcus faecium, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Pseudomonas putrefaciens and Escherichia coli.
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