Aquat Mamm 2015 26;41(2):203-212. Epub 2015 May 26.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA,
Stranded California sea lions () along the California coast have been diagnosed with leptospirosis every year since at least the 1980s. Between September 2010 and November 2011, we followed 14 stranded California sea lions that survived to release and evaluated antibiotic efficacy in eliminating leptospiruria (urinary shedding of leptospires). Leptospiruria was assessed by real-time PCR of urine and urine culture, with persistence assessed using longitudinally collected samples. Read More