Necrobacillosis in Kangaroos

  • E. P. Finnie
  • Taronga Zoo


Purulent and necrotising lesions of kangaroos involving the maxilla, mandible, thoracic viscera, abdominal viscera, and hind limbs, have been frequently described. One of the earliest of these descriptions is that of Plimmer9. Fox3 also described the pathology and bacteriology of a number of cases involving several different species of macropods. Since these two descriptions, there have been numerous reports, and it is apparent that macropods in captivity are very susceptible to this type of infection. Fox3 at Philadelphia Zoo and Scott11 in Regent’s Park Zoo reported that, of the macropod deaths at each of these zoos, 30% and 47% respectively were due to this type of disease.


Periodontal Tissue Molar Tooth Grey Kangaroo Molar Eruption Thoracic Viscus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Finnie
    • 1
  • Taronga Zoo
    • 1
  1. 1.MosmanSydneyAustralia

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