Community Mange Treatment Program

Save The Wombats

Mange is a painful and fatal disease which causes itchy thick skin, infections and affects wombats eyesight and hearing.

Mange is the biggest threat to wombats in NSW and is estimated to be present in 90% of local populations.

About Mange

Luckily, there is a treatment and you can help us save lives.

Community Mange Treatment Program

By joining WIRES Community Mange Treatment Program, you can treat mange-affected wombats in your local area.

WIRES short online course will teach you how to diagnose and treat mange using two different methods

An experienced WIRES volunteer will guide you to:

We can only defeat this disease and conserve this iconic species by working together

Community Mange Treatment Program

WIRES would like to acknowledge our Platinum Partner Little Giant Wines for their support in launching the Community Mange Treatment Program and ongoing efforts to stop the spread of mange in Australia

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Historically, mange has been very difficult and time consuming to treat. With recent interest from the academic community, government agencies and business, more effective and efficient treatments are becoming available. One of the new treatments available is Bravecto Spot-on for Dogs and WIRES is proud to be partnered with MSD Animal Health (Bravecto) to distribute this life saving medication to wombat treaters around Australia.

If you are an authorised mange treater in need of Bravecto, please click on the button below.


Community Mange Treatment Program

WIRES would like to acknowledge our Platinum Partner MSD Animal Health (Bravecto) for their support in the fight against mange.

Wombat Mange Fund

Calls reporting mange affected wombats have doubled in the last 5 years

We need funds to support the ongoing purchases of the medication and equipment required for this much needed treatment.

By donating today, you will be directly helping our on-ground efforts to eradicate mange from the Bare-nosed wombat population.

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