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'Case Reports in Marine Mammal Pathology'

'Case Reports in Marine Mammal Pathology' is an occasional, peer-reviewed journal published on-line by Pacific Marine Mammal Center. They will be authored by veterinary students and veterinarians completing externships, internships, etc. at Pacific Marine Mammal Center. In addition, we will occasionally solicit reviews or other pertinent articles from interested parties. These papers will be 'photographically rich' and without length constraints. They will be considered 'living documents', as they will be periodically revised to include corrections, updates, revised data interpretations and other changes we feel appropriate to the content and message of the paper. If you have any questions or would liked to submit a paper please contact me at revans@pacificmmc.org
 
Arcanobacterium phocae-associated pathology in California sea lions stranded along the southern California coast
Samoa Giovannini, DVM
University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
 
Bacterial Granulomatous Encephalitis in a Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Annie Page
University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Georgia
 
Peritonitis Secondary to Multiple, Full-thickness Jejunal Wall
Perforations in a California Sea Lion

Elisabeth Mulvany, DVM
Western University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pomona, California
Dennis F. Lawler DVM, FNAP
Richard H. Evans. DVM, MS, FNAP
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Segniliparus rugosus - associated Bronchiolitis in California Sea Lion
Richard H. Evans, DVM, MS, FNAP
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Staphylococcal pyelonephritis and cystitis in a California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
Vanessa Fravel, DVM
Richard H. Evans DVM, MS, FNAP
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

 
Contaminants still high in top-level carnivores in the Southern California Bight: Levels of DDT and PCBs in resident and transient pinnipeds
Mary Ellen Blasius*
Gwen D. Goodmanlowe
*Mary Blasius has been a PMMC Animal Care volunteer for several years. Part of the date presented in her paper came from samples submitted by PMMC.
 
Urogenital Carcinomas in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus)
Richard H. Evans, DVM, MS, FNAP
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Suzana Tkalcic, DVM, PhD, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA*
* Poster displayed at the 18th Ljudvit Jurak International Symposium on Comparative Pathology, Zagreb, Croatia, June 1-2, 2007
 
Mortality & Morbidity of Pinnipeds Stranded on Orange County Beaches in 2009
Richard H. Evans, DVM, MS, FNAP
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
 
Dennis F. Lawler DVM, FNAP
Basil P. Tangredi DVM
Richard H. Evans DVM, MS, FNAP
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
 
*Assessing resistance patterns of marine infectious organisms is one means of monitoring effects of ocean warming on animal and human health, bacterial hazard potential, sequential effects on plant and animal species within the food chain, and potential changes in the human food supply.

 

Richard H. Evans, DVM, MS, FNAP
Medical Director
email: revans@pacificmmc.org
Tel: 949-494-3050, Ext 203