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Tawny frogmouth

This little guy came to AREPH after it was discovered he was unable to fly when wildlife carers attempted to return it to the wild. A physical examination and radiographs done by the AREPH team revealed a fracture of the left ulna which was keeping the bird grounded. Fractures this close to a joint can…
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Dystocia is a common problem in female chelonians (tortoises and turtles) and is defined as difficulty in passing eggs. Female turtles can produce eggs even when males are not present. Dystocia most commonly occurs due to lack of an appropriate nesting site, inappropriate environmental temperature, poor diet, or diseases of the reproductive system. Signs that…
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Meet the Vet – Dr Petra Schnitzer

Petra graduated at the University of Vienna, and after training in birds and exotics, she went on to complete externships in northern Italy and Brazil. Petra then worked as a vet at the Loro Parque (Tenerife, Spain) which has the most extensive parrot collection in the world before heading back to Northern Italy, where she…
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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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