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University of Sydney Native Wildlife Health and Disease Research Grant Update

Sunday, February 13, 2022

University of Sydney Native Wildlife Health and Disease Research Grant Update

WIRES is currently funding research at the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science to better understand and manage wildlife diseases.  A survey of wildlife organisations and carers conducted by the University highlighted a total of 210 different injuries/illnesses/diseases that require more research.

Over the last year the team at Sydney University have been investigating; Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome, Wasting disease in Australian King Parrots and Rainbow Lorikeets, Encephalitis in Rainbow Lorikeets and black and white birds, Adenovirus infections in Tawny Frogmouths, the role of unknown diseases in causing macropod mortality, dermatitis in brushtail possums and mange in Wombats. Read more about the Wildlife Research Project.

We thank them for their commitment to unlocking insights to improve survival and release rates and deliver better outcomes for wildlife carers working with native animals.

Read the 2022 WIRES Native Wildlife Health and Disease Research Grant Update.