McDonogh T.L.,Taronga Wildlife Hospital |
Thompson P.P.,Taronga Wildlife Hospital |
Sangster C.R.,Taronga Wildlife Hospital |
Meagher P.J.B.,Taronga Wildlife Hospital |
Vogelnest L.,Taronga Wildlife Hospital
Journal of Wildlife Diseases | Year: 2015
We provide hematologic (n=34) and biochemical (n=30) blood values for wild-caught Australian bush rats (Rattus fuscipes). Hematology values have similar range limits compared with other rat species. Biochemistry values for glucose, alanine transaminase, aspartate aminotransferase, and creatine kinase have higher maximum ranges compared with other rats. © Wildlife Disease Association 2015.
PubMed | Taronga Wildlife Hospital
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Australian veterinary journal | Year: 2012
Systemic toxoplasmosis caused by Toxoplasma gondii was diagnosed in two juvenile, captive flying-foxes (Pteropus conspicillatus and P. scapulatus), which died following respiratory distress. One animal displayed clinical signs suggestive of neurological disease. This is the first report of this disease in megachiropteran bats and adds to the list of differential diagnoses for both systemic and neurological disease in these animals. The role of captivity in the exposure and development of the disease is discussed.