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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; […]

Brown Antechinus (Antechinus stuartii) with multiple parasites and presumed herpesvirus

Registry Case Number TARZ-9449.1 An adult male Antechinus (weight 4.3g) was captured overnight in an Elliott trap in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park during annual, routine wildlife tr apping surveys.  When found at approximately 0550 the animal appeared lethargic.  It was handled to determine sex and condition.  The animal was alive but not reactive enough to […]

Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate) with mycobacteriosis (M. marinum)

Registry case number TARZ-9624.1 CASE HISTORY The sub-adult, male hawksbill turtle was found nearly dead on Shellharbour beach.  The person who found the animal poured water over its head and it moved its flippers, but was profoundly weak and lethargic.  The animal was transported to Taronga Wildlife Hospital where it was found to have erythematous […]

Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecular) with lymphosarcoma and leukaemia

Registry Case ID TARZ-6926.1 (Prosector: Jane Hall, Pathologist: Dr Cheryl Sangster) CASE HISTORY: An adult, female brushtail possum (weight 2.456 kg) was rescued from a residential laundry by WIRES and brought to Taronga Wildlife Hospital for examination. The possum had been living in the laundry for 1 month and residents had been feeding it cat […]

Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa) with a malignant cancer (lymphoma)

Registry case number TARZ-10121_1 (Pathologist: Dr Lydia Tong) CASE HISTORY: This aged (25 years), captive, male lizard (weight 623 g) was found to have an oral mass on the right side of the maxilla resulting in tooth displacement. When touched, teeth easily fell out. The mass was reported to have developed within a two week […]