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Pneumonia associated with bordetella bronchiseptica in captive koalas

R.A. MCKENZIE1, A.D. WOOD2 AND P.J. BLACKALL1

Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Animal Research Insitute, Yeerongpilly. Queensland 4105

Animal Disease Research Station, MS825, Purga, Queensland 4305 

ABSTRACT

Bordetella bronchiseptica was isolated from 12 cases of purulent bronchopneumonia from a captive koala colony near Brisbane, Queensland. An initial epizootic in March 1967 causing 13% mortality was followed by annual outbreaks causing 2% mortality usually in newly weaned and aged koalas in late winter to early spring. High population density and a low plane of nutrition in winter were thought to predispose to the occurrence of the disease.

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