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Field placements and projects

Students enrolled in postgraduate coursework degrees in Conservation Medicine have undertaken the following field placements/projects for the units VET639 (Conservation Medicine Field Placement/Project) and VET649 (Veterinary Surveillance Research Project).

Name

Year

Student’s origin

Project

Field placement

Dr Lesley Arnott

2005

Australia

Case study: Disseminated Cryptococcus gattii infection in a long nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) at Perth Zoo.

Case study: Foreign body surgery in a little penguin (Eudyptula minor novaehollandiae) at Perth Zoo.

Perth Zoo, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Corey Bradshaw

2005

Australia

Determination of lung volume-body size relationship in hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata).

Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia

Dr Felicity Bradshaw

2005

Australia

Establish reference haematological and plasma biochemical values of captive banded hare-wallabies, (Lagostrophus fasciatus) and a review of their values as a tool in the health management of a captive population.

Project Eden, The Captive Breeding Centre, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Nigel Edwards

2005

Australia

Domoic Acid Toxicosis in California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus).

The Marine Mammal Center
Marin Headlands, California, USA

Dr Tiffany Jacobs

2005

America

Establishing a link between chronic stress, inhibition of reproductive function and management strategies in captive cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) via faecal hormone analysis: a review.

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, South Africa

Dr Ren Lim

2005

Singapore

The causes of coral mortality and the future of the Singapore reef.

 

Dr Clive McMahon

2005

Australia

Integrating ecological and veterinary skills in the study and conservation of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta).`

University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom

Dr Mark O’Byrne

2005

Hong Kong

The role of the wildlife veterinarian in the conception and development of a new non-government organisation (NGO) in a developing country in South-East Asia.

Hong Kong

Dr Mark Powell

2005

Australia

Morbidity and mortality of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) as affected by seasonal rainfall variation in the  Noosa Area 1993-2005.

 

Dr Jarunee Siengsanan

2005

Thailand

Veterinary management of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in captivity.

 

Dr Helene Donohoe

2006

Zimbabwe

Dehorning of black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis) in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe

Dr Ian Douglas

2006

Australia

Development of methods for reducing the impact of feral dogs on the fauna and peoples of the Cold Desert of Sikkim, India.

Vets Beyond Borders, Sikkim, India

Dr Dave Edmonds

2006

Australia

The development and implementation of a health screening protocol associated with the translocation program for the noisy scrub bird (Atrichornis clamosus), an endangered bird found only in the South West of Western Australia.

(Department of Environment and Conservation Albany) Western Australia, Australia

Dr Julia Galvez

2006

Australia

Veterinary care of injured wild bobtail lizards (Tiliqua rugosa).

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Stephanie Haigh

2006

Australia

Callitrichidae hepatitis.

New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine, Auckland Zoo, New Zealand

Dr Tiffany Jacobs

2006

Australia

A review of Chytridiomycosis in Australia.

 

Dr Cate McPherson

2006

Australia

Literature review of Devil Facial Tumour Disease in Tasmanian Devils.

 

Dr Nina Stephenson

2006

Australia

Case study: Medical management of Domoic acid toxicity in a Californian Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus).

Case study: Medical management of a Californian Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) infected with Leptospira interrogans. 

The Marine Mammal Center
Marin Headlands, California, USA

Dr Lesley Arnott

2007

Australia

Mycobacterium marinum infection in marsupials. 

Project Eden, The Captive Breeding Centre, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Roger Fisher

2007

Australia

Protocol for quarantine and disease monitoring of the Spotted Tree Frog (Litoria spenceri) to be used in a threatened species/captive breeding plan.

Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville, Victoria, Australia

Dr Bronwen Gill

2007

United Kingdom

Factors affecting nest site selection by loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) on Sekania beach, Zakynthos, western Greece.

Zakynthos, western Greece
Bronwen works in conjunction with ARCHELON the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, Greece

Dr Alexander Kabat

2007

United Kingdom

Assessment of allometric scaling.

 

Dr Yaduraj Khadpekar

2007

India

Anaesthesia of snakes.

Armadale Reptile & Wildlife Centre, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Anna Le Souef

2007

Australia

Case study: Hyperprolactinaemia in a female Sumatran orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus abelii).

Perth Zoo, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Jenny McLelland

2007

Australia

A retrospective study of necropsy findings in takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri) from 1992-2007.

Resident in Avian and Wildlife Health at the New Zealand Wildlife Health Centre, Massey University, New Zealand

Dr Gareth Pearce

2007

United Kingdom

The use of photo identification records to investigate epidermal disease in cetaceans: possible uses as indicators of wild animal and ecosystem health.

Scotland, the island of St Helena and the Institute of Zoology, London, United Kingdom

Dr Federique Vincent  De Madjouguinsky

2007

France

Protocol for the translocation of long tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Singapore.

Singapore

Dr Paola Zlatar Ochoa

2007

Argentina

The consequences of human and wildlife interactions.

Sea World, Queensland, Australia

Dr Gary Beilby

2008

Australia

Finding a solution: Broadscale control of feral cats in Australia.

Project Eden, The Captive Breeding Centre, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Megan Curnick

2008

Australia

Case Study: Oil contamination of the Plumage in a Group of Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor).

Case Study: Lead Toxicity in a Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus).

 

Dr Terungwa Ikye-Tor

2008

Nigeria

Translocation of African Buffalo from the Markele National Park due to Theileria parva infection.

Pansteatitis in Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) in the Oliphants and Letaba Rivers in Kruger National Park in South Africa.

 

Dr Roan Johnson

2008

Australia

Domestic dogs as a source of canine distemper virus for wildlife – a review.

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT), Thailand

Dr An Pas

2008

Belgium

Disease Risk Assessment for the proposed reintroduction of the Arabian Tahr (Hemitragus jaykari).

 

Dr Federique Vincent  De Madjouguinsky

2008

France

Thiamine Deficiency in Carnivores and Pinnipeds.

 

Dr Lucinda Booth

2009

Australia

Case study: Management of hind flipper trauma and verminous pneumonia in a California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus).

Case study: Chronic domoic acid toxicity in a California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus).

The Marine Mammal Center, Marin Headlands, California, USA

Dr Carol Esson

2009

Australia

Case study: Acute toxoplasmosis in a pied tamarin (Sanguinus bicolour).

Case study: Cholelithiasis and Intestinal Adenocarcinoma in a Black Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus).

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom

Dr Sarah Gill

2009

Australia

Avian Influenza literature review.

 

Dr Bethany Jackson

2009

Australia

Case study: Cardiomyopathy in a takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri)
Visceral Gout in an Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii).

New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine, Auckland Zoo, New Zealand

Dr Pedro Martinez

2009

Columbia

Photosensitisation in black swans (Cygnus atratus).

Perth Zoo, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Joanna McLachlan

2009

Australia

A retrospective study of anaesthetic-related mortality in otariid pinnipeds at Taronga Zoo.

Taronga Zoo, New South Wales, Australia

Dr Megan Williamson

2009

Australia

Managing and minimising disease in captive Bilbies.

Project Eden, The Captive Breeding Centre, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Western Australia, Australia

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Rebecca Griffin

2009/2010

Australia

Feral pest management in Australia: Past, present and future.

 

Dr Alireza Zahedi Abdi

2009/2010

Iran

Extensive Review of Assisted Reproductive Technologies for Amphibian Conservation.

 

Dr Kerrie Bennison

2010

Australia

Monitoring and managing the health of translocated populations

Uluru Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Dr Catherine Bergzoll

2010

United Kingdom

Malnutrition and hypoglycaemia in naturally fasting postweaning northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) pups at a Californian rehabilitation facility.

The Marine Mammal Center, Marin Headlands, California, USA

Dr Amber Christie

2010

United Kingdom

An evaluation of the use of medetomidine (Domitor) and atipamezole (Antisedan) in anaesthetic regimes of free ranging animals.

Wildlifevets.com,Ngongoni, South Africa

Dr Jessica Gillespie

2010

Australia

Case study: Rehabilitation of an injured kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae).

Case study: Dental disease in a resident burrowing bettong (Bettongia lesueur).

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Jenny Jenkins

2010

Australia

Case study: Suspected glaucoma in an Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) at Coffs Harbour Pet Porpoise Pool.

Case study: Suspected morbillivirus in a stranded Indio-pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus).

Pet Porpoise Pool, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

Dr Julia Lloyd-Jones

2010

New Zealand

Case study: Possible zinc poisoning in a Kereru (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae).

Case study: Mycotic dermatitis in northland green geckos (Naultinus grayii).

New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine, Auckland Zoo, New Zealand

Dr Scott Miller

2010

Australia

Case study: Supplementation of potassium in debilitated California sea lions presented to The Marine Mammal Centre, San Francisco based on findings of case study ‘Sizzling’ CSL-9844.

The Marine Mammal Center, Marin Headlands, California, USA

Dr Suzanne McNabb

2010

South Africa

Case study: Heart failure in a De Brazza’s monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus).

Case study: Gastrointestinal foreign body removal from an Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus).

Taronga Zoo, New South Wales, Australia

Dr Melanie Panayiotou

2010

Australia

A literature review on the conservation of Leadbeaters Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri).

Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria, Australia

Dr Melanie Panayiotou

2010

Australia

Case study: Salmonellosis and chronic hepatitis in a Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii).

Case study: Chronic multifocal osteomyelitis in a Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii).

Sumatran Orang-utan Conservation Project, Sumatra, Indonesia

Dr Ana Maria Puerta Ocampo

2010

Columbia

Reintroduction of carnivores and the importance of disease.

 

Dr Bahwan Salim Al Mukhaini

2010

Oman

Chemical immobilization of Antelope (Oryx spp).

 

Dr Diana Sinclair

2010

Canada

Case study: Suspicion of circovirus in an Australian raven (Corvus coronolides).

Case study: A suspected case of herpesvirus hepatitis in a burrowing bettong (Bettongia lesueur).

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Thaya Sivapiragasam

2010

Sri Lanka

The importance of surveillance of leptospirosis in wildlife for early detection and prevention of leptospirosis in humans in the South-east Asian region.

Perth Zoo, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Rhys Sweaney

2010

Australia

A literature review of disease in Eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) to aid in the design of preventative health protocols for captive breeding and release programs.

Australian Ecosystem Foundation, New South Wales, Australia

Dr Virginia Wang

2010

Taiwan

Nutrition of Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps).

 

Dr Shangzhe Xie

2010

Australia

Splay leg in a juvenile galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) in Whyalla;
Facial lump in a Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea) in Whyalla.

Arid Zone Recovery; South Australia, Australia

Dr Ian Field 2010/2011 Australia Phocid chemical imobilisation: sedation and anaesthesia techniques of wild seats for conservation management and research in remote areas  
Dr Lisa Treatch 2010/2011 Australia

Tuberculosis: will places like Kruger national park ever be able to breathe easy?

Kruger NP, Ngongoni Game Reserve
Dr Amanda Briedahl 2011 Australia

Case study reports
Annotated Bibliography Conservation of an endangered species, Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus), through a captive breeding program at Healesville Sanctuary,Victoria.

Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville, Victoria, Australia
Dr Michelle Barrows 2011 UK Case reports from Bristol Zoo - Egg yolk coelomitis in a Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra) at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Urogenital carcinoma associated with a gammaherpesvirus in a South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis) at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Bristol Zoo
Dr Sarah Frith 2011 Australia

S1 Project – Theories and methods utilised by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program to achieve their conservation goals

S2 FP – case reports

Save the Tasmanian Devil Project -Tasmania

Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville, Victoria, Australia

Dr Alex Grioni 2011 Italy

Case reports - Proventriculotomy for fish hook removal in a Black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor) at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (Hong Kong).
Shoulder joint trauma and aspergillosis in and a White-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (Hong Kong).

Fauna Conservation Department, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Hong Kong
Dr Alisa Kubala 2011 USA A Serologic Survey of Viral Infections in Free-Ranging Namibian Carnivores and the Domestic Dogs and Cats Sharing Their Habitat at the Wildlife/Domestic Animal Interface. Namibia
Dr Lynley Johnson 2011 Australia Are there southern hemisphere differences in Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in relation to health parameters and reproductive cyclicity (Adelaide Zoo) Adelaide Zoo, South Australia, Australia
Dr Margit Nezold 2011 Australia Reproduction and genetic management of a captive population of greater bilbies, Macrotis lagotis Peron Captive Breeding Centre (PCBC) in Shark Bay, Western Australia.
Dr Ruth Pye 2011 Australia

Ecology and Conservation status of Black neck Cranes in Ladakh and the effect of initiating dog population control to protect the crane population

Ladakh, India
Dr Kim Skogvold 2011 Australia Project -A Comparative Health and Disease Investigation in the Woylie – Captive vs Free-Range Enclosure vs Wild Department of Environment and Conservation, Manjimup, Western Australia.
Dr Leisel Wion 2011 Australia

Conservation of the Endangered Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)

 

Dr Michelle Barrows

2011

UK

Case reports from Bristol Zoo - Egg yolk coelomitis in a Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra) at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Urogenital carcinoma associated with a gammaherpesvirus in a South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis) at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Bristol Zoo

Dr Alex Grioni

2011

Italy

Case reports - Proventriculotomy for fish hook removal in a Black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor) at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (Hong Kong).
Shoulder joint trauma and aspergillosis in and a White-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (Hong Kong).

Fauna Conservation Department,Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Hong Kong

Dr Margit Nezold

2011

Australia

reproduction and genetic management of a captive population of greater bilbies, Macrotis lagotis,

Peron Captive Breeding Centre (PCBC) in Shark Bay, Western Australia.

Dr Jade Patterson

2011

Australia

PAWZ – Project for African Wildlife Zambia

Zambia

Dr Gretchen Szabat

2011

Australia/USA

Case studies Domoic acid toxicity in a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) at the Marine Mammal Center
Leptospirosis complicated by massive sharkbite trauma in a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)

Marine mammal Centre, USA

Dr Diana Sinclair

2011

Canada

Case reports - West Nile Virus infection in a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus)
A suspected case of head trauma in a red tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Toronto wildlife Centre

Dr Leonardo De Amorim

2011/12

Brazil

Case reports – TBA
Project - Fungal dermatitis in Tuataras Sphenodon punctatus

Sao Paolo Zoo
NZ Centre for Conservation Medicine

Dr Bonny Cumming

2012

Australia

Immobilisation of Weddell Seals in Antartica

Antarctica

Alessandro Grioni

2012

Italy

Plasmodium spp.: incidence in humans and non-human primates

International Animal Rescue, Ketapang, Indonesia

Dr Laetitia Volait

2012

France

A Shaky Grey Parrot, Dystocia in a Chameleon,  Reproductive system and reproduction assistance in captive elephants

France

Dr Amanda Briedahl

2012

Australia

A Retrospective study of cases of damaged coracoids presented at Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital

Sparganosis in a short beaked echidna

Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville, Victoria, Australia

Dr Sue White

2012

Australia

Case reports -Presumptive Infection of a Ringtailed Lemur (Lemur catta) with Angiostrongylus cantonensis.
Cutaneous Nodular Dermatofibrosis in a five-year-old male desexed Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

Taronga Zoo, New South Wales, Australia

Dr Sue White

2012

Australia

Awaiting submission

Perth Zoo,Western Australia, Australia

Dr Ana Vale

2012

Portugal

Project – gastrointestinal parasites in Portuguese carnivores. Ongoing

Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon

Dr Jana Leshinsky

2012

Australia

Case reports – suspected Aspergillosis in a Pelican, Exudative dermatitis in a Brushtail Possum

RSCPA Wacol Queensland

Dr Elizabeth Brown 

2012

Australia

Project –
"Do our planned-burn management practices for south-eastern temperate Australian landscapes really enhance biodiversity of fauna?"

 

Dr Anita Hicks

2012

Australia

Myxomatosis in a Dwarf Lop rabbit, Sarcoptic Mange and Radial Nerve Paralysis in a British Red Fox

 

Dr Amy Northover

2012

Australia

Aspergillosis in a Regent Honeyeater, Sparganosis in a short-beaked Echidna

Taronga Zoo, New South Wales, Australia

Dr Christina Shaw

2012

Australia

Project - Blood transfusions and cross-matching in pinnipeds

Marine Mammal Centre San Francisco, USA

Dr Sherri Kasper            

2012

USA

Project - Reduction in fish mortalities post capture. Ongoing

Gulf Specimens Marine Laboratory, Florida, USA

Dr Najwa Kamel

2012/13

Libya

Project - Avian Aspergillosis. Ongoing

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Ahmed Eldeib

2012

Libya

Project - Coccidiosis in wild birds.

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Western Australia, Australia

Dr Toni Dalziel

2013

Australia

Project - population effect of Salmonella typhimurium St Paul on hihi and the possible effect on the reintroduction project.

 

Dr Neil Walton

2013

Australia

'A retrospective study of ectoparasites on a cheetah population in Namibia'

Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia

Dr Allison Li

2013

China

Trichomonas in wildlife species

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Western Australia, Australia

VET649: Veterinary Surveillance Research Project

Name

Year

Students origin

Project

Project location

Dr Carlo Pacioni

2006

Italy

Morbidity and mortality of reptiles and amphibians admitted to Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Perth.

Western Australia, Australia

Dr Sabrina Trocini

2006

Italy

Retrospective observational study on bird species admitted at the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Perth.

Western Australia, Australia

Dr Gaby Flacke

2007

USA

A disease surveillance study of the current population of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

South Africa

Dr Tom Hollingsworth

2007

Australia

Targeted surveillance of wild birds for avian influenza in south west Western Australia.

Western Australia, Australia

Dr James McGregor

2007

Australia

Investigation of the distribution and prevalence of ulcerative mycosis in platypuses in north-west Tasmania.

Tasmania, Australia

Dr Clare Death

2008

Australia

Pharmacokinetics of moxidectin in the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons).

South Australia, Australia

Dr Verne Dove

2008

Australia

Development of an “Endangered Species Recovery Analysis” for the Irrawaddy Dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) living in the Mekong basin, in order to identify all the threats they are subjected to including all forms of fishing, tourism and eco-tourism impacts, pathogens, pollution, environmental toxins and other anthropogenic factors, which will allow recommendation and further conservation actions to mitigate threats to River dolphins.

Cambodia

Dr Jen Nesbitt-Hawes

2008

Australia

A study of urinary ketones and gastrointestinal parasites in Sumatran orang-utans (Pongo abelii).

Sumatra, Indonesia

Dr Maungo Molatole

2009

Botswana

A review of bovine tuberculosis in the free-ranging wildlife of Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Dr Carol Esson

2009-2010

Australia

An investigation of health and disease in the Northern Quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) in far north Queensland.

Queensland, Australia

Dr Citrakasih Nente

2010

Indonesia

Validation of tuberculin skin test and Prima TB Stat-pak® blood assays to detect tuberculosis in orangutans at rehabilitation centres in Indonesia.

Kalimantan, Indonesia

Dr Megan Curnick

2011

Australia

A study of koala retrovirus (KoRV) infection in wild koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations in Victoria.

Victoria, Australia

Dr Alisa Kubala 2011-2012 USA A literature review of infectious disease in the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), blood smear analysis for the eastern gorilla (Gorilla beringei), and collation of biochemistry reference data with preliminary calculation of reference intervals for the species Rwanda
Dr Corissa Miller 2012-2013 Australia Investigation of transmission risks and detection techniques of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis in Asian elephants in Nepal Nepal

Dr Jerome Kalvas

2011-2013

Australia

Chytridiomycosis in amphibians in the Adelaide Bioregion.

South Australia, Australia