Case Report

Streptococcus phocae infections associated with starvation in Cape fur seals : case report

M.M. Henton, O. Zapke, P.A. Basson
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 70, No 2 | a763 | DOI: | © 1999 M.M. Henton, O. Zapke, P.A. Basson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 July 1999 | Published: 12 July 1999

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Mortalities and abortions associated with starvation occurred at Cape Cross, Namibia, in Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus). Affected seals showed lethargy and emaciation, and the most common pathological signs were those of a respiratory infection, both in adults and offspring. Streptococcus phocae was isolated from adult seals, a cub and aborted foetuses.


Infection; Seal; Streptococcus Phocae


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