Postmortem findings from dugong (Dugong dugon) submissions to The University of Queensland: 1997-2010

Owen, Helen, Gillespie, Alison and Wilkie, Ian (2012) Postmortem findings from dugong (Dugong dugon) submissions to The University of Queensland: 1997-2010. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48 4: 962-970. doi:10.7589/2011-03-080


Author Owen, Helen
Gillespie, Alison
Wilkie, Ian
Total Author Count Override 3
Title Postmortem findings from dugong (Dugong dugon) submissions to The University of Queensland: 1997-2010
Formatted title
Postmortem findings from dugong (Dugong dugon) submissions to The University of Queensland: 1997-2010
Journal name Journal of Wildlife Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-3558
1943-3700
Publication date 2012-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.7589/2011-03-080
Volume 48
Issue 4
Start page 962
End page 970
Total pages 9
Place of publication Lawrence, KS, United States
Publisher Wildlife Disease Association
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
To better record and characterize mortality in the declining population of dugong (Dugong dugon) in southeast Queensland, Australia, animals were collected and brought to the University of Queensland for postmortem examination. Fifty-five animals were examined over a 14-yr period. Human activities commonly caused the animal death. Several deaths were attributed to primary or secondary infections and idiopathic and degenerative diseases. A significant proportion of animals were found to have nonspecific signs of chronic debility, but the causes of disease and mortality in these cases remains to be identified.
Keyword Australia
Dugong
Pathology
Sirenia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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