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1 July 1992 PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN THE HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL
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Postmortem examinations were performed on 45 Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) collected during field research on the beaches of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (USA) from 1981 to 1985. Both males and females of all age groups, perinatal through adult, were examined. Frequent findings included parasites, trauma, cardiovascular disease (congenital and acquired), and respiratory infections. Emaciation was a common condition. All animals except neonates were infected with parasites; infection was severe in several cases. Splenic hematopoiesis was a universal histopathologic finding. Some cases exhibited lesions consistent with renal, gastrointestinal, and toxic disorders; ectopic tissue calcification; gallstones; and ophthalmologic and dental problems.

Banish and Gilmartin: PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN THE HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL
Linda D. Banish and William G. Gilmartin "PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN THE HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(3), 428-434, (1 July 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.3.428
Received: 21 May 1991; Published: 1 July 1992
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