Discospondylitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus in an African black-footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus).

Abstract

A 22-year-old female African black-footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus), housed indoors with other African and rockhopper penguins, was presented acutely with lethargy, ataxia, and hind limb weakness after a molt. The penguin would assume a hunched position and, when resting, sat on its hocks or lay on its keel. Physical and neurologic examination revealed… (More)

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