Characterization and causal investigations of an alopecia syndrome in Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus)
Michael Lynch, Roger Kirkwood, Rachael Gray, David Robson, Greg Burton, Leslie Jones, Rodney Sinclair, John PY Arnould
Journal of Mammalogy | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2012
Research was conducted under Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria) research permit 10004150. Funding was provided by Phillip Island Nature Parks; Melbourne Zoo; Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Canberra); and the Winifred Violet Scott Trust. We gratefully acknowledge all field volunteers-A. Mitchell, M. Wills, S. Murphy, D. Dyson, N. Heafield, K. Halloran, S. Dower, K. Scanlon, A. Hoskins, N. Schumann, J. Back, A. Howard, B. Oke, W. Elsner, J. Bergfeld, I. Hoffman, M. Terkildsen, and D. Stoke Id. Thanks also to L. Barnett of the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre and P. Wynne for their help with the project. Special thanks are extended to R. McQuilty of the Trace and Toxic Element Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, for making the trace element analysis possible.