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Author: Gretchen Kaufman, DVM

OCW Zoological Medicine 2008
Mammal, Part III - Marine Mammal Readings
G. Kaufman, DVM
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

1. Marine Mammals

  • Giardia in seals. 26 Dec 2001. ProMED-mail. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Dolphin Die-off in Florida. (2)04). ProMED-mail 20040319.0762.

  • Dolphin Die-off in Florida( 2004). ProMED-mail 20040312.0687. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Leptospirosis in Sea Lions, US. ProMED-mail 20040926.2659. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Whale die-off in MA waters (2003). ProMED-mail 20030813.2013. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Jepson PD, Arbelo M, Deaville R, et al. Gas-bubble lesions in stranded cetaceans. Nature. 2003;425(6958):575-576.

  • Exposure to Novel Parainfluenza Virus and Clinical Relevance in 2 Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Populations

  • Marine Mammal Brucella Genotype Associated with Zoonotic Infection

  • Leptospirosis outbreak in sea lions in CA. (2008). ProMED-mail 20081003.3125. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Increase in Leptospirosis Disease in Sea Lions. ScienceDaily Oct. 27, 2008. Accessed [Internet] December 2009.

  • Cameron CE, Zuerner RL, Raverty S, et al. Detection of pathogenic Leptospira bacteria in pinniped populations via PCR and identification of a source of transmission for zoonotic leptospirosis in the marine environment. J Clin Microbiol. 2008;46(5):1728-1733.

  • Chinas river dolphins threatened by pollution by Kevin Holden Platt. April 23, 20008. National Geographic News. Accessed [Internet] December 2009.

1.1. Domoic Acid and Algal Blooms

  • Red Tide Update site from Mote Marine Laboratory

  • Domoic Acid and Marine Mammals in California (2002). ProMED-mail 20020325.3817. http://www.promedmail.org.

  • Marine deaths linked to domoic acid in California (2007). ProMED-mail 20070428.1384. http://www.promedmail.org.

1.2. Phocine Distemper and Dolphin Morbillivirus