Have you seen any sick or dead wildlife?

We have mentioned this before but it is timely to send out another reminder. As Victoria has many endangered and threatened wildlife, it is important to be fully aware of diseases that may impact on their future.
A Wildlife Health Surveillance Victoria  project has been based at the Faculty of Veterinary Science of The University of Melbourne since July 2008. The objectives are to better understand baseline wildlife health and patterns of disease, detect changed patterns and investigate factors involved.

They are keen to receive reports of sick or dead wildlife for possible investigation – they can organise overnight transport of carcasses for necropsy etc.  Please contact Pam Whitely to organise shipping labels and provide more information.

Pam is also very happy to talk about this project to community groups.  The website has

Pam Whiteley Wildlife, Health Surveillance Victoria Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princess Hwy, Werribee, Vic 3030 or pamw@unimelb.edu.au

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