Balanoposthitis, Dyspareunia, and Treponema in the Critically Endangered Gilbert’s Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii)

  title={Balanoposthitis, Dyspareunia, and Treponema in the Critically Endangered Gilbert’s Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii)},
  author={Rebecca Vaughan-Higgins and Nicky B. Buller and J Anthony Friend and Ian Duncan Robertson and Cree L. Monaghan and Stan G Fenwick and Kristin Warren},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
The Gilbert’s potoroo (Potorous gilbertii) is one of Australia’s most critically endangered mammals with a current estimated population of 70 individuals. Both the wild and captive populations have a long history of balanoposthitis with associated crusting, ulceration, and preputial discharge. We sought to identify the microbial species found in the discharge, determine their significance in causing balanoposthitis, and correlate these findings with reproductive success and survivorship… Expand
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
  • 2009
Abstract Hematology and serum biochemistry blood values are tabulated for Australia's most critically endangered mammal, the Gilbert's potoroo (Potorous gilbertii). Significant differences were foundExpand
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