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1 April 1981 MORTALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH HERPESVIRUS INFECTION IN CAPTIVE MACROPODS
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Fatal cases of herpesvirus infection in a quokka (Setonix brachyurus), eight grey dorcopsis wallabies (Dorcopsis muelleri luctuosa) in two separate outbreaks, as well as presumptive fatal herpesvirus infection in a western grey kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) are described. All were captive animals and deaths were preceded by a period of stress. Lesions occurred most often in alimentary tract epithelium, respiratory tract, skin, genital epithelium, conjunctivae, liver and adrenal cortex. Herpesviruses were recovered from the quokka and a grey dorcopsis wallaby from each outbreak. The implications, particularly concerning certain apparently susceptible species, for those responsible for the health of macropod collections are discussed.

CALLINAN and KEFFORD: MORTALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH HERPESVIRUS INFECTION IN CAPTIVE MACROPODS
R.B. CALLINAN and B. KEFFORD "MORTALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH HERPESVIRUS INFECTION IN CAPTIVE MACROPODS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 17(2), 311-317, (1 April 1981). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-17.2.311
Received: 20 May 1980; Published: 1 April 1981
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