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Limited Oxygen Availability In Utero May Constrain the Evolution of Live Birth in Reptiles
It is demonstrated that oviducal hypoxia can maintain developmental arrest after oviposition and that subsequent exposure of arrested embryos to normoxia triggers resumption of their development. Expand
Hematologic and serum biochemical analyses were performed on 30 wild-caught, gravid, Australian freshwater chelonians and infection with H. clelandi appeared to have no physiological effects on blood parameters or morphometrics of infected turtles. Expand
The gut bacterial microbiota of sea turtles differs between geographically distinct populations
The microbiota of metazoans can be influenced by a variety of factors including diet, environment and genetics. In this study we sampled multiple populations from 2 host species that do not overlapExpand
Retrospective analysis of causes of death in mountain pygmy-possums (Burramys parvus) at Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria, Australia.
Progressive renal disease, often with secondary metastatic mineralisation, appears to be a significant cause of mortality in captive mountain pygmy-possums and further investigation into its pathophysiology, antemortem diagnosis and treatment is warranted. Expand
Influence of capture method, habitat quality and individual traits on blood parameters of free-ranging lace monitors (Varanus varius).
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to determine baseline reference intervals for haematological and serum biochemical parameters in lace monitors, and to examine whether such values wereExpand
Effect of diet on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration in the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus).
A reduction in the amount of vitamin D(3) in the diet of echidnas from Facility 1 resulted in a marked decrease in the serum 25(OH)-D concentrations, and the resulting concentrations were similar to those of wild Echidnas. Expand
Outbreaks of sarcoptic mange in free‐ranging koala populations in Victoria and South Australia: a case series
The first reported cases of sarcoptic mange outbreaks in free-ranging koalas in Victoria and South Australia are presented. Expand
Plasmodium infection in a Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri).
CASE REPORT A wild-caught, adult female Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) died while in captivity after suffering from chronic ill-thrift that progressed to acute respiratory distress.Expand
Hematology and Serum Biochemistry for Free-ranging Freshwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) in Western Australia
Abstract We determined reference ranges for hematology and serum biochemistry in 39 free-ranging freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni). Animals were captured from Windjana Gorge in WesternExpand
Morbidity and mortality of monotremes admitted to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, Healesville Sanctuary, Australia, 2000-2014.
  • T. Scheelings
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Australian veterinary journal
  • 1 April 2016
Indirect anthropogenic factors are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality of monotremes in Victoria, Australia from 2000 to 2014. Expand