Zoonosis & Human Health

  • The sarcoptic mite is responsible for canine scabies (sarcoptic mange). It lives just under the skin.

  • Ferrets have several unique problems; understanding these problems will allow you to better care for your pet and minimise future health care problems.

  • Tapeworms as their name suggests are flattened intestinal worms that are actually made up of many small segments about 3-4 mm long. Unlike roundworms which live freely in the bowel, tapeworms attach to the wall of the small intestine by hook like mouth parts.

  • Ticks are common in Australia and problems associated with them vary from the benign bush tick which causes local skin irritation to the sometimes fatal paralysis tick seen mainly in coastal areas on the east coast of Australia.

  • Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by infection with the organism called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), a microscopic single-cell organism which is one of the most common parasites of animals.

  • Zoonoses are diseases which are transmitted from animals to man.

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