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Liver fluke infection in northwestern Tasmania
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
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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.
|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|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||25 May 2012 03:18|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:35|
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