Sarcoptic mange in the common wombat, Vombatus ursinus (Shaw, 1800)

Skerratt, Lee Francis (2001) Sarcoptic mange in the common wombat, Vombatus ursinus (Shaw, 1800). PhD thesis, The University of Melbourne.

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Sarcoptic mange affects the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus) throughout its range. Prevalence of the disease is generally low, with less than 5% of wombats in a population affected. However, epizootics occur sporadically. Sarcoptic mange is less prevalent in southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) but may be widespread. Sarcoptic mange has not been reported in the sole remaining population of northern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus krefftii) at Epping Forest, Queensland. Whilst mange epizootics are sporadic, they have the potential to threaten the survival of small, remnant populations of wombats.

Item ID: 28418
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 02:30
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070708 Veterinary Parasitology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8399 Other Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 839901 Animal Welfare @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960404 Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments @ 50%
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