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Dermatophilus congolensis infection in Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia, 2015

Lunn, T., Macgregor, J., Munks, S. and Carver, S. (2016) Dermatophilus congolensis infection in Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia, 2015. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 52 (4). pp. 965-967.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.7589/2016-02-030R
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Abstract

We report disease due to Dermatophilus congolensis infection in three of 13 (23%) platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) from a catchment in Tasmania, Australia. This pathogen has not previously been reported in platypuses. Two of the three infected platypuses had extensive scab formations, but no substantial hair loss was apparent.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Wildlife Disease Association
Copyright: © Wildlife Disease Association 2016.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34173
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