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Increased Deaths in Manatees at the Start of 2021

“National Geographic” released an article on March 17th about “More than 430 manatees have perished in 2021. Why are they dying?”. Our clinical training coordinator, Dr. Mike Walsh, was able to provide insight on this issue in the article.

Chronic exposure to glyphosate in Florida manatee

Publication: De María, Maite, Cecilia Silva-Sanchez, Kevin J. Kroll, Michael T. Walsh, Mohammad-Zaman Nouri, Margaret E. Hunter, Monica Ross, Tonya M. Clauss, and Nancy D. Denslow. 2021. “Chronic Exposure to Glyphosate in Florida Manatee.” Environment International 152 (July). doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106493.

Gas Bubble Disease in Louie the Seahorse

A Save by Aquatic Animal Health Resident Dr. Tatiana Weisbrod and Colleagues Louie the seahorse is back home in his 45-gallon saltwater tank and doing swimmingly, thanks to innovative treatment at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for a…

The Aquatic Animal Health Program Congratulates NOAA on 50 years!

NOAA is celebrating a 50 year milestone in science, service, and stewardship! The Aquatic Animal Health Program is glad to support NOAA and its efforts and we would like to congratulate them on their achievements thus far. Please check out this special publication and especially page 46 for a…

“The Iconic Atlantic Goliath Grouper (Epinephelus itajara): A Comprehensive Assessment of Health Indices in the Southeastern United States Population”

Publication: Malinowski, C.R., Perrault, J.R., Coleman, F.C., Koenig, C.C., Stilwell, J.M., Cray, C. and Stacy, N.I., 2020. The iconic Atlantic Goliath Grouper (Epinephelus itajara): A comprehensive assessment of health indices in the southeastern United States population. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7, p.635.…

“Investigating the gene expression profiles of rehabilitated Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) following red tide exposure”

Publication: Lazensky, R., Hunter, M.E., Moraga Amador, D., Al-Khedery, B., Yu, F., Walsh, C., Gitzendanner, M.A., Tripp, K., Walsh, M.T. and Denslow, N.D., 2020. Investigating the gene expression profiles of rehabilitated Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) following red tide exposure. PloS one, 15(7), p.e0234150.…

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