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Project Profile: Lorikeet paralysis syndrome NSW & Qld

Lorikeet paralysis syndrome is a seasonal syndrome which has been occurring in eastern Australia for a number of years. This summer there has been a particularly high number of cases in northern NSW and southern Qld. The syndrome primarily affects rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) but has also been reported in scaly-breasted lorikeets (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus). Affected […]

Project Profile: An emerging disease in Swamp Wallabies

The Registry has recently been investigating ear lesions in Swamp Wallabies. The syndrome was first identified in swamp wallabies from southern NSW, but has since been confirmed in Swamp Wallabies from Sydney’s northern beaches. We are interested to learn how far this syndrome has spread so if you have seen a case, get in touch! […]

Project profile: Returning the Eastern Quoll to mainland Australia

In a project lead by Rewilding Australia and in partnership with Parks Australia (Booderee National Park), Devils@Cradle, Trowunna Wildlife Park, Australian National University, WWF-Australia, Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, and Shoalhaven Landcare, The Registry is supporting efforts to return the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) to the wild on mainland Australia. The Registry’s role in the project […]

Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) with severe Leucocytozoonosis

Registry case number TARZ_9585.1 HISTORY Juvenile fledgling magpies from the Nowra region in rehabilitation with experienced carers showing sudden onset inappetence, lethargy and death. All animals being reported with heavy throat worm loads. Some animals appear to recover slowly from the lethargy and begin to gain weight again but die suddenly, while others experience sudden onset […]

Pied Currawong (Strepera versicolour) with ‘Black and White Bird Disease’

Registry Case Number TARZ-9586.1 HISTORY This male nestling (weight 217g) bird was found on the ground in the middle of a street in Mosman, NSW. Parents around, but rescuer concerned this bird would end up on the road again.  The bird was euthanased. GROSS PATHOLOGY External examination:  No lesions are visible. Hydration: good; Muscle mass: good; […]