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Burrows with resources have greater visitation and may enhance mange transmission among wombats

Martin, AM, Ricardo, H, Tompros, A, Fraser, TA, Polkinghorne, A and Carver, S ORCID: 0000-0002-3579-7588 2019 , 'Burrows with resources have greater visitation and may enhance mange transmission among wombats' , Australian Mammalogy, vol. 41, no. 2 , pp. 287-290 , doi: 10.1071/AM18013.

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Abstract

Environmental exposure to Sarcoptes scabiei mites in burrows is considered the dominant mechanism of sarcoptic mange transmission among wombats. We document elevated activity of bare-nosed wombats at a burrow with subterranean water access relative to burrows without this resource, suggesting that some burrows may contribute more to mange transmission than others.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Martin, AM and Ricardo, H and Tompros, A and Fraser, TA and Polkinghorne, A and Carver, S
Keywords: behaviour, disease, ectoparasite, environment, parasitology, Vombatidae, epidemiology
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Mammalogy
Publisher: C S I R O Publishing
ISSN: 0310-0049
DOI / ID Number: 10.1071/AM18013
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Copyright 2019 Australian Mammal Society

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