Brucella species infection in North Sea seal and cetacean populations

H. M. Ross*, K. L. Jahans, A. P. MacMillan, R. J. Reid, P. M. Thompson, G. Foster

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AS part of a programme of investigation into strandings of marine mammals, post mortem examinations of stranded and by-caught animals from around the Scottish coast were undertaken by Scottish Agricultural College (sac) Veterinary Services. In the course of these investigations, evidence of infection with bacteria belonging to the genus Brucella was found in three species of marine mammal. Following an initial report (Ross and others 1994), this communication presents the findings in greater detail and discusses the significance of Brucella infection in sea mammals (see also Foster and others 1996).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-648
Number of pages2
JournalVeterinary Record
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 1996


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