A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ADMISSION TRENDS OF KOALAS TO A REHABILITATION FACILITY OVER 30 YEARS

@inproceedings{Griffith2013ARS,
  title={A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ADMISSION TRENDS OF KOALAS TO A REHABILITATION FACILITY OVER 30 YEARS},
  author={Joanna E. Griffith and Navneet K. Dhand and Mark B Krockenberger and Damien P. Higgins},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2013}
}
To identify threats to the survival of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in coastal New South Wales, Australia, we compared 3,781 admission records of koalas, admitted between 1 January 1975 and 31 December 2004 to a koala rehabilitation facility on the midnorthern coast of New South Wales, against local wild population demographics, with the use of multinomial logistic regression and chi-square analyses. Trauma, the most frequent reason for admission, affected young and male animals more… 
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