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.
- Age at Admit
- Weight at Admit
- 53.50 kgs
- Bay Model Visitor Center - Sausalito, Marin
- Release Date
- Release Location
- Rodeo Beach
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