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1 April 1972 SEALPOX QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY
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Employing skin biopsies fixed in various ways, received in response to a questionnaire survey, sealpox was confirmed by light and electron microscopic examination in five captive California sea lions, Zalophus califomianus, one free-living harbor seal Phoca vitulina and one South American sea lion, Otaria byronia.

A nodular skin condition of unknown etiology is common among captive California sea lions, captive Stellar sea lions and captive elephant seals. A probable source of sealpox in aquaria and zoological gardens is infected animals captured in the wild.

WILSON, CHEVILLE, and BOOTHE: SEALPOX QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY
T. M. WILSON, N. F. CHEVILLE, and A. D. BOOTHE "SEALPOX QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 8(2), 155-157, (1 April 1972). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-8.2.155
Received: 3 November 1971; Published: 1 April 1972
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