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northern fur seal Larissa
California sea lion patient Argus

Argus

California Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus

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California sea lion Argus was rescued just a few miles from The Marine Mammal Center near a busy marina. Our veterinary experts determined that he was suffering from leptospirosis, a bacterial infection of the kidneys.

Argus was one of several dozen California sea lions we treated for leptospirosis in 2017, a serious disease that can also infect humans. What our scientists learn from treating patients like Argus helps us better understand how this disease is transmitted and how to protect human health as well.

Treatment for the potentially lethal infection includes antibiotics, fluids and other supportive care, such as gastro-protectants for stomach and intestinal ulcers.

Once Argus had recovered fully from the disease, he was released back to the wild just steps from our hospital.

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Age at Admit
Juvenile
Weight at Admit
53.50 kgs
Sex
Male
Location
Bay Model Visitor Center - Sausalito, Marin
Diagnosis
Leptospirosis
Admitted
10/04/2017
Status
Released
Release Date
10/25/2017
Release Location
Rodeo Beach

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You’ll be giving sick and injured animals the best possible care at the Center’s state-of-the-art hospital. With your gift today, you are giving a patient a second chance at life in the wild.

  • $35 You'll buy food for a hungry animal
  • $45 You'll provide life-saving medical care
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