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KANGAROO POX


Eastern grey with pox
Kangaroo Pox - photo by Anne Fowler


The photo above shows an Eastern Grey kangaroo with pox. The roos involved were raised by Joy in Eagle Point a few years ago. Pox was confirmed on histopath with Wildlife Pathology Register.

Roo pox is transmitted by mosquitos. Recent local occurrences have occurred in East Gippsland. The lesion is a big, firm nodule on skin, and involves legs/ears/face, on joeys that are outside most of the time - ie at emerging/weaning. It grows slowly and does not affect the health of the joey.

Dr Anne Fowler BVSc wildlife shelter Victoria



More photos of roo pox....


Photo by Gerry O'Conner

Photo by Gerry O'Conner







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