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Fungal Infections

Post  David on Tue May 31, 2011 5:43 am

It would appear that a new threat is facing the South Australian Murraylands population of the Southern hairy-nosed wombat.
What looks like a fungal infection has affected an estimated area of 70% of the Murraylands region and many wombats are
presenting with hair loss (some complete), sore and sensitive skin, dehydration and malnutrition.
The first ill wombat has been captured and has undergone veterinary testing. Pathology results are expected soon.
Due to this new illness and the complications it presents, wombats are starving. Due to the excessive rain over the
summer period, onion grass has bloomed in the region which has taken over the native grasses the wombat would normally eat
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Post  David on Tue May 31, 2011 5:46 am

Has this happened with bare Nosed Wombats? I recently treated a BN Wombat Joey with fungal infection, rescued in Newnes State Forest. He looked very similar. He is now doing fine but is only starting to grow his hair back. Could this be related to the much wetter weather we are having?
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