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Wildlife diseases in New Zealand: An update

New Zealand Veterinary Journal

The first issue of volume 67 of the New Zealand Veterinary Journalincludes a comprehensive review of wildlife diseases in New Zealand, by Maurice Alley and Brett Gartrell from Wildbase at the School of Veterinary Science, Massey University, New Zealand. This review provides an update of the latest findings on this topic, as well as looking at the future challenges for wildlife in New Zealand.

In this virtual issue readers can also view articles previously published in the Journal related to this subject. These include articles dating from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as more recent reports covering species as diverse as tuatara, little penguins, sea lions, and of course, kiwi. We hope these will be of interest to veterinarians and wildlife enthusiasts both within New Zealand and internationally.

The articles in this virtual issue are free to download via this page only. We recommend bookmarking the page for easy access later.

Article Title Author Volume Issue
Psittacosis in New Zealand Cairney IM Volume 2 Issue 2 (1954)
The significance of Salmonella isolations from wild birds and rats in New Zealand Robinson RA, Daniel MJ Volume 16 Issue 4 (1968)
Avian wildlife diseases in New Zealand: current issues and achievements Alley MR Volume 50 Issue sup3 (2002)
An epidemic of salmonellosis caused by Salmonella Typhimurium DT160 in wild birds and humans in New Zealand Alley MR, Connolly JH, Fenwick SG, Macereth GF, Leyland MG, Rogers LE, Haycock M, Nicol C, Reed CEM Volume 50 Issue 5 (2002)
Prevalence of and risk factors for coccidiosis in kiwi between 1977 and 2011 Morgan KJ, Castro I, Lopez-Villalobos N, Pomroy WE, Alley MR, Gartrell BD, Hunter S, Howe L Volume 62 Issue 6 (2014)
Avian malaria in New Zealand Schoener ER, Banda M, Howe L, Castro IC, Alley MR Volume 62 Issue 4 (2014)
Dermatomycosis caused by Paranannizziopsis australasiensis in five tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) and a coastal bearded dragon (Pogona barbata) in a zoological collection in New Zealand Masters NJ, Alexander S, Jackson B, Sigler L, Chatterton J, Harvey C, Gibson R, Humphrey S, Rawdon TG, Spence RP, et al Volume 64 Issue 5 (2016)
Cases of mortality in little penguins (Eudyptula minor) in New Zealand associated with avian malaria Sijbranda DC, Hunter S, Howe L, Lenting B, Argilla L, Gartrell BD Volume 65 Issue 6 (2017)
First report of systemic toxoplasmosis in a New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) Roe WD, Micheal S, Fyfe J, Burrows E, Hunter SA, Howe L Volume 65 Issue 1 (2017)
Concentrations of calcium and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (vitamin D3) in plasma of wild kākāpō (Strigops habroptilus) living on two islands in New Zealand Chatterton J, Pas A, Alexander S, Leech M, Jakob-Hoff R, Jensen BP, Digby A Volume 65 Issue 4 (2017)
A preliminary survey of Chlamydia psittaci genotypes from native and introduced birds in New Zealand Gedye KR, Fremaux M, Garcia-Ramirez JC, Gartrell, BD Volume 66 Issue 3 (2018)
Wildlife diseases in New Zealand: recent findings and future challenges Alley MR, Gartrell, BD

New Zealand Veterinary Journal

The New Zealand Veterinary Journal (NZVJ) is an international journal publishing high quality peer-reviewed articles covering all aspects of veterinary science, including clinical practice, animal welfare and animal health. It is the flagship publication of the New Zealand Veterinary Association.

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