Abscesses in Captive Elk Associated with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, Utah, USA
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Wildlife Disease Association
We isolated Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis from an abscess of the head of a captive elk submitted for necropsy and from a similar abscess of a living herd mate. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case in elk and should be considered a potential cause of subcutaneous abscesses in wild elk.
Kelly, E.J., K.A. Rood, and R. Skurpstunas. (2012) Abscesses in Captive Elk Associated with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, Utah, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48(3):803-5