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Releasing

In Wombat Health by Jen Mattingley

On this page you will find a number of topics relating to releasing wombats into the wild. Click on any of the subheadings below to be taken directly to that topic: …

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Mange

In Wombat Health by Jen Mattingley

Often skin rashes are diagnosed as mange and this needs to be ruled out. Mange is not a disease, it is an infestation of the mange mite which burrows under …

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Wombat Attack

In Wombat Health by Jen Mattingley

Is often diagnosed as mange.        Above: 3kg orphan showing the results of wombat attack. The Mange Management group often receives enquiries about baby wombats with mange. Fortunately, many …

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Ticks on new arrivals

In Wombat Health by Jen Mattingley

—Often, a newly orphaned wombat will be host to a number of ticks.  This is especially evident in young wombats around 1.5kgs plus. —At this size they would be starting …

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Teeth

In Wombat Health by Jen Mattingley

—Wildlife vets report the main health issue for hand raised wombats is teeth problems. This could be due to orphan wombats not having grass introduced to their diet soon enough …