Occurrence of mycoplasmas in galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) and their association with other respiratory pathogens

María S. Sarzosa, Pádraig Duignan, Eugene J. Derango, Cara Field, Carlos Ríos, Susan Sanchez, Eduardo Espinoza, Andrea Loyola, Danny Rueda, Diego Páez-Rosas

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During the 2018 breeding season, an outbreak of respiratory disease occurred among Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) that inhabit rookeries near urban areas with introduced fauna such as dogs and cats. Several sea lions had nasal discharge and respiratory distress and were in poor body condition. Eighteen sea lions were captured for a general health assessment including collection of blood for serology and nasal discharge for culture and PCR. Samples were analyzed for 15 respiratory pathogens known to infect cats, dogs, and marine mammals. There was no evidence for interspecies pathogen trans-mission between Galapagos sea lions and domestic animals. Several bacterial pathogens associated with respiratory tract infection in the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) were isolated. Mycoplasma spp. were identified by PCR in nasal discharge samples but were not the species commonly found in cats and dogs.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)623-627
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónJournal of wildlife diseases
Volumen57
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - jul. 2021

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