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Burrows with resources have greater visitation and may enhance mange transmission among wombats

Citation

Martin, AM and Ricardo, H and Tompros, A and Fraser, TA and Polkinghorne, A and Carver, S, Burrows with resources have greater visitation and may enhance mange transmission among wombats, Australian Mammalogy, 41, (2) pp. 287-290. ISSN 0310-0049 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2019 Australian Mammal Society

DOI: doi:10.1071/AM18013

Abstract

Environmental exposure to Sarcoptes scabiei mites in burrows is considered the dominant mechanism of sarcoptic mange transmission among wombats. We document elevated activity of bare-nosed wombats at a burrow with subterranean water access relative to burrows without this resource, suggesting that some burrows may contribute more to mange transmission than others.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:behaviour, disease, ectoparasite, environment, parasitology, Vombatidae, epidemiology
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Veterinary sciences
Research Field:Veterinary parasitology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Martin, AM (Ms Alynn Martin)
UTAS Author:Fraser, TA (Ms Tamieka Fraser)
UTAS Author:Carver, S (Dr Scott Carver)
ID Code:149603
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2022-04-05
Last Modified:2022-05-13
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