• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Diseases of aquatic organisms 2008
  • DOI:10.3354/dao01927

Viral and bacterial serology of six free-ranging bearded seals Erignathus barbatus.

@article{Calle2008ViralAB,
  title={Viral and bacterial serology of six free-ranging bearded seals Erignathus barbatus.},
  author={Paul P. Calle and Dana J Seagars and Catherine McClave and Dennis A. Senne and Carol House and James A. House},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2008},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={
          77-80
        }
}
Serum or heparinized plasma samples were obtained from 3 male (2 adult and 1 weaned calf) and 3 adult female free-ranging bearded seals Erignathus barbatus in May of 1994, 1995, or 1996. Blood samples were obtained from animals taken in subsistence hunts near St. Lawrence Island, Alaska and screened for antibodies to a suite of bacteria and viruses potentially pathogenic for pinnipeds and/or humans. No samples had detectable antibodies to Brucella spp., Phocine distemper virus, influenza A… CONTINUE READING

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