a prospective study of canine infective endocarditis in northern california (1999-2001): emergence of bartonella as a prevalent etiologic agent.a prospective study was performed (june 1999 to may 2001) to determine the incidence of infective endocarditis (ie) due to bartonella in dogs in northern california and to compare these patients with other dogs with ie. ie was diagnosed antemortem based on clinical signs and echocardiography in 18 dogs. the etiologic agent was bartonella sp. in 5 dogs (28%) and was diagnosed by high seroreactivity to bartonella (titer > 1:512; range, 1:1,024-1:4,096); and confirmed postmortem by positive polymer ...200414765733
bacterial isolates from california sea lions (zalophus californianus), harbor seals (phoca vitulina), and northern elephant seals (mirounga angustirostris) admitted to a rehabilitation center along the central california coast, 2 yr of bacteriologic culturing of 297 california sea lions (zalophus californianus), 154 harbor seals (phoca vitulina), and 89 northern elephant seals (mirounga angustirostris) stranded alive along the california coast, the most frequent isolates from inflammatory lesions in live animals were escherichia coli, streptococcus viridans, listeria ivanovii, beta-hemolytic streptococcus spp., and enterococcus spp. this is the first report of l. ivanovii isolation from a marine mammal. the common i ...19989732032
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