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1 July 2013 Infection due to Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium in a Free-ranging Common Seal (Phoca vitulina) in Scotland
Geoffrey Foster, Karen Stevenson, Robert J. Reid, Jason P. Barley, Johanna L. Baily, Robert N. Harris, Mark P. Dagleish
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We describe the first reported case of mycobacterial infection in a free-ranging pinniped in the Northern Hemisphere. Acid-fast bacteria were demonstrated histologically in the liver of an adult female common seal (Phoca vitulina), and Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium was cultured from the liver.

Geoffrey Foster, Karen Stevenson, Robert J. Reid, Jason P. Barley, Johanna L. Baily, Robert N. Harris, and Mark P. Dagleish "Infection due to Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium in a Free-ranging Common Seal (Phoca vitulina) in Scotland," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(3), 732-734, (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.7589/2012-07-178
Received: 4 July 2012; Accepted: 1 November 2012; Published: 1 July 2013
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