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Biosecurity risk- Emergency disease

Discussion in 'Australia' started by HeshiL, 18 Sep 2014.

  1. HeshiL

    HeshiL New Member

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    Hi all,
    I am an international student from Sri Lanka currently studying animal Sciences in Melb. As part of one of my assingments I need to make a biosecurity zoo manual for a zoo of my choice in Victoria. I picked Halls Gap zoo. I was wondering if anyone could list me some emergency diseases that could be a likely outbreak in a zoo. Thank you.
    Heshani
     
  2. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    Foot and Mouth Disease - affects hoofstock.

    Rabies.

    Newcastle Disease - affects birds.

    Cryptosporidiosis. Nasty little thing, usually diagnosed on postmortem.

    Tuberculosis.

    Note that the first three are unlikely events in Australian Zoos.

    :p

    Hix