Bacterial valvular endocarditis in a black bear from Labrador
McBurney, Scott R.Veitch, A. M.Daoust, Pierre Y.
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Pathology and Microbiology
In fall 1991, a radio-collared black bear (Ursus americanus) in northern Labrador (Canada) died from valvular endocarditis caused by coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus, with widespread dissemination of the infection to other organs shortly before death. Apparently, this is the first reported case of bacterial valvular endocarditis in a wild black bear.