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Presentation and prognostic indicators for free-living black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus SPP.) admitted to an Australian Zoo Veterinary Hospital over 10 years

Le Souëf, A., Holyoake, C., Vitali, S.D. and Warren, K.ORCID: 0000-0002-9328-2013 (2015) Presentation and prognostic indicators for free-living black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus SPP.) admitted to an Australian Zoo Veterinary Hospital over 10 years. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 51 (2). pp. 380-388.

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Abstract

The veterinary records of three species of free-living, endangered black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.; n5565) admitted to the Perth Zoo Veterinary Hospital in Western Australia during a 10-yr period (2000–09) were analyzed to determine the effect of clinical presentation and treatment on survival to release. The most-common reason for admission was trauma (at least 76.7%of cases), and trauma was also the most-frequent finding on necropsy examination (80.1% of cases). Anemia and paralysis-paresis were significant factors determining the decreased likelihood of survival of cockatoos undergoing rehabilitation. Human activities, in particular vehicle strike, were significant causes of morbidity and mortality in free-living black cockatoo populations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Wildlife Disease Association
Copyright: © Wildlife Disease Association 2015.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/26393
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