Category Archives: Wildlife

Wildlife

Oh why did the turtle have to cross the road?

Eastern Long Necked Turtle feed and thrive in the water, but have also evolved to be able to travel overland for large distances to nest and make the most of recently flooded water bodies. Although this ability to venture can help them to survive drought and changing weather conditions, when roads lie in their path,…
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The healing power of fish skin for our bushfire victims

Dr Lorenzo Crosta along with a group of final year veterinary students, UC Davis, WIRES and Dr Michelle Oakley recently visited an area near Lithgow which was heavily impacted by bushfire. The team located injured macropods (mainly Eastern Grey Kangaroos) and then under sedation examined and treated a range of injuries. A relatively new treatment…
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Blue-tongue lizard leg amputation

Meet “Randal” a Blue-tongue lizard who recently visited AREPH as he had a trauma from a suspected cat or dog attack. Blue-tongue lizards are common in suburban backyards and are often predated by cats or chased by dogs. Randal was admitted to hospital and underwent treatment for several puncture wounds around his head and a…
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Missy the Magpie and her sore toe

Meet “Missy” a wild juvenile Magpie who recently visited AREPH after being found in the middle of the road. Missy had a superficial laceration on her right foot and some trauma to her wings. X-rays were taken, and unfortunately, Missy had broken her third toe (see x-ray). Did you know that the third toe in…
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