Library Open Repository

Liver fluke infection in northwestern Tasmania

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Obendorf, DL (1983) Liver fluke infection in northwestern Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 117. pp. 1-3. ISSN 0080-4703

[img]
Preview
PDF
1983_Obendorf_Liver.pdf | Download (71kB)
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

Abstract

In 1979, liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica was reported in home-bred cattle, grazing coastal country at Mt Cameron West. Subsequent investigations confirmed the presence of the obligate intermediate host snail, Austropeplea tomentosa, in the draining water system and the presence of liver fluke in the herbivorous macropod, Thylogale billardierii. The infection, the first recorded in northwestern Tasmania, further supports observations that marsupials may act as reservoirs of liver fluke.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 1-3
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 03:18
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14036
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Repository Staff Only (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page