This section provides links to upcoming events that may be relevant to wildlife health professionals. Listed events focus on Australia but also include information on events from overseas.
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Biostatistics Refresher Course - online
Limpus, CJ et al., (2012). Health Assessment of Green Turtles in South and Central Queensland Following Extreme Weather Impacts on Coastal Habitat During 2011. Conservation Technical and Data Report 2011 (4): 1-13. (PDF, 586K,15pg).
Further information is available from the DEHP Marine Wildlife Strandings webpage >>
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) website has resources for animals affected by bushfires, including:
For access to these resources go to the AVA website >>
03/01/2013 ABC News [video 1:43] “The Federal government says a new database shows scientific research can be conducted without killing whales.” View the video >>
Australian Government DSEWPaC website: You can help Southern Ocean whale research“Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced a new internationalcollaboration to share information on the rare Antarctic blue and killerwhales. Mr Burke said the Australian Marine Mammal Centre at the AustralianAntarctic Division has created a database that allows Southern Ocean seafarersto snap and share their photographs of these rarely sighted whales and the morecommon humpback whales to help obtain more information on these majestic creatures....” Read the full article >>
Reporting forms and access to the whale database areavailable through the Southern Ocean Research Partnership >>
18/12/2012 Smithsonian.com “Around the world, the decline of hundreds of amphibian species has been linked to the mysterious and deadly chytrid fungus Batrachochytriumdendrobatidis... Until now, researchers thought the fungus occurred only in amphibians, since no studies demonstrated that the fungus can grow on live non-amphibian hosts.... New research refutes the assumption that only amphibians can carry the disease, however. Field collections in Louisiana and Colorado found that up to 29 percent of the live crayfish recovered were harboring the fungus. The team also found that crayfish presence was a strong predictor of amphibian infection with the fungus....” Read the full article >>
Further news articles:
PUBLICATION: McMahon,TA, et al. (2013) Chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has nonamphibian hosts and releases chemicals that cause pathology in the absence of infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 110(1), 210-215 View the abstract >>
PUBLICATION: [No authors listed] (2012) One Health and its importance to wildlife. Veterinary Record 171(24), 613-4. View the abstract >>