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Liver fluke infection in northwestern Tasmania


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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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Obendorf, DL
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
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 03:18
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:06
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