Liver fluke infection in northwestern Tasmania

Obendorf, DL 1983 , 'Liver fluke infection in northwestern Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 117 , pp. 1-3 , doi: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.117.1.

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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
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.117.1
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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