- About Us
- Dr. Bill Hartley - Registry Founder
- Dr. Karrie Rose - Manager
- Jane Hall - Information & Resources Coordinator
- Dr Cheryl Sangster - Veterinary Pathologist
- Phoebe Meagher - Pathology Assistant
- Paul Thompson - Laboratory Manager, Taronga Zoo
- Tammy de Farria - Assitant Laboratory Technical Officer
- Dr. Larry Vogelnest - Senior Veterinarian, Taronga Zoo
- Dr David Phalen - Veterinarian
- Dr David Spratt - Parasitologist
- Int’l News
- Interesting Cases
- Common Diseases
- Amphibian Dz Homepage
- Short Course
- Useful Links
Other Useful Links
Wildlife Rescue Ap
Have you ever felt helpless not knowing what to do after coming across injured or orphaned native wildlife? All too often help comes too late, with numerous calls made to the wrong organisation, wasting many people’s time and endangering animals’ lives.
Wildlife Rescue App, a free mobile phone application, aims to empower people by putting them in direct contact with the nearest rescue organisation in NSW, at the touch of a button. Downloading and using this simple, yet effective App is an easy and direct way to to help our native wildlife.
The Wildlife Rescue App is available on the Apple Store and the Android Market, or by going directly to the IFAW Wildlife Rescue App website. Alternatively you can type this URL directly on to your mobile phone’s browser: wildliferescue.ifaw.org
Amphibian Medicine Video Tutorials
On-line amphibian medicine tutorials recently uploaded to YouTube. Each short 10-15 min video is designed to provide basic background information in various topics of amphibian medicine. The tutorials are available in 3 languages- English, Spanish, and French. The material is generally designed for use by veterinarians, but the information will be helpful to anyone involved in ex situ amphibian conservation programs. The tutorials are designed as an introduction, rather than a complete summary of all topics regarding amphibian medicine, and additional resources are listed in each tutorial. Tutorials can be viewed as a stand-alone course, but will also be helpful for reviewing concepts taught at various amphibian husbandry and medicine workshops given around the world by organizations such as the AZA and the Amphibian Ark.
Link to the Amphibian Tutorial YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaOhxmTP7asO5zyZQwYzh-A/videos
This section of the site presents useful contacts and links with organisations that may be able to assist with information or help with problem solving in wildlife management. The ARWH also maintains a database of individuals with expertise in most areas of wildlife health work in Australia. Access to this list is available to members only, however if you need help tracking down sources of information or organisations that can help you, contact us at ARWH@zoo.nsw.gov.au
Animal Health Australia
Animal Health Australia is an innovative partnership involving the Australian Government, state and territory governments, major livestock industries and other stakeholders. We work with our members and stakeholders to strengthen Australia’s national animal health system and maximise confidence in the safety and quality of Australia’s livestock products in domestic and overseas markets.
Animals on Film
Animals on Film produces educational programs for the capture handling and restraint of animals. The programs cover such topics as techniques, equipment, safety considerations and traps. Where relevent, sections on zoonotic risks and veterinary procedures are included.
Animal Rescue Kits
Animal Rescue Kits is a fully Australian owned & operated business, specialising in the design & manufacture of top quality, specialised animal rescue and restraint products.
Australia and New Zealand Council on the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching
The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching Ltd (ANZCCART) was established in 1987 in response to particular concerns in both the wider and scientific communities about the use of animals in research and teaching. It also recognised the need to address, in a balanced and considered way, the distinctive scientific, ethical, and social issues associated with the use of animals for scientific purposes.
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) conducts diagnosis, training, technology transfer and research which is essential to the success of animal health in Australia.
Australian Capital Territory Government
The Australian Capital Territory Government Information Portal offers integrated access to information about Canberra and the region, from ACT Government agencies, regional local government and the non-government sector.
Australian Fauna Care
This site provides a comprehensive list of wildlife care groups around Australia.
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is responsible for Australia's agricultural, fisheries, forestry and food industries. Our department is working to increase the competitiveness, profitability and sustainability of these industries.
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
The Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's environment and heritage.
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). AQIS manages quarantine controls at our borders to minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering the country. AQIS also provides import and export inspection and certification to help retain Australia's highly favourable animal, plant and human health status and wide access to overseas export markets.
Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology (ASVP)
The Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology (ASVP) was established in the early 1970s (incorporated as the ASVP in 1984) as a professional body to promote the practice of veterinary pathology in improving animal and human health. The Society comprises more than 200 pathologists, principally in Australasia, but we have overseas members in North America, UK, New Zealand, Greece and Canada.
Australian Veterinary Association - Australian Association of Veterinary Conservation Biologists
The AAVCB is the Australian Veterinary Association's (AVA) wildlife Special Interest Group (SIG). It provides a forum for all those members interested in the conservation and management of wildlife, and through Newsletters and involvement int he AVA's annual conference enables wide consideration of these issues. The group has direct involvement in the development of relevant AVA policies through its membership of AVA Policy Council.
Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC)
The CCWHC encompasses Canada's four veterinary colleges. Its purpose is to apply the veterinary medical sciences to wildlife conservation and management and is dedicated to developing and using knowledge of wildlife health and disease to improve human health and the health of domestic animals. The CCWHC coordinates Canada's national wildlife health surveillance program and provides educational programs information, and consultation to both government and non-government agencies, and the public.
Conservations Breeding Specialist Group
CBSG’s mission is to save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide.
Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water
The ACT Government established this Department to consolidate and build on our capacity to respond to climate change. Our vision is to make Canberra known not just as the national capital but also the solar capital — a model for other communities to follow.
IDEXX's primary business focuses on pet health, a growing market around the world. In this market, IDEXX develops, produces and sells an integrated portfolio of products and services to companion animal veterinarians. Offerings include in-clinic diagnostic tests and instrumentation, laboratory services, pharmaceuticals, and practice management software.
Joint Pathology Centre (JPC)
The JPC provides world class diagnostic subspecialty pathology consultation, education and research services to federal agencies and operates the National Pathology Tissue Repository in support of the mission of the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.
Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia
This site promotes an understanding of the kangaroo industry, its vital role in the environmental sustainability of the Australian rangelands, and its role in indigenising Australian Agriculture. It does so by presenting a balanced overview of the utilisation of native fauna in this country and we hope that it will stimulate debate and be of interest to all.
Microbiology Conferences - Various
For a comprehensive list of upcoming Microbiology based conferences: http://www.microbiologyconference.com/
National Animal Health Information System
The National Animal Health Information System provides timely and accurate summary information on Australia's animal health status to support trade in animal commodities and meet Australia's international reporting obligations. It also provides information on Australia's capabilities and activities with regard to animal disease surveillance and control.
National Health and Medical Research Council
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.
National Wildlife Health Centre (NWHC)
The National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) is a science center of the Biological Resources Discipline of the United States Geological Survey. The NWHC was established in 1975 as a biomedical laboratory dedicated to assessing the impact of disease on wildlife and to identifying the role of various pathogens in contributing to wildlife losses.
New Zealand Department of Conservation
The New Zealand Department of Conservation has developed an online wildlife health training course delivered through a number of fantastic instructional videos. The training course can be accessed for free at the below address.
New Zealand Wildlife Health Centre
The centre is a grouping of Massey researchers from the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences (IVABS), the Institute of Natural Resources (INR) and the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health (IFNHH), whose mission is to promote and implement collaborative investigation and management of wildlife in support of the conservation of NZ native fauna.
Northern Territory Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development - Primary Resources
Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority
The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is an independent corporation established under the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority Act.The NT EPA consists of a Chairperson and 4 members appointed by the Administrator of the Northern Territory and the Chair of the NT Planning Commission. Appointed members to the NT EPA are required to collectively provide knowledge and experience in a broad range of environmental, business and social disciplines.
Northern Territory Government Department of Land Resource Management
Northern Territory Government - Parks and Wildlife Commission
The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory is responsible for a comprehensive system of land and marine protected areas across the Territory - managing over 90 parks and reserves for conservation and nature based recreation and tourism. The Park and Reserve system encompasses over 45,000 square kilometres, from the arid Centre to the tropical Top End, approximately 3.5% of the Territory’s land mass. Thirty two of the over 90 parks and reserves are jointly managed in partnership with Aboriginal people.
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Office International des Epizooties (OIE)
The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide.
Through effective environmental and visitor management, Parks Victoria is dedicated to preserving the natural and heritage values of the parks, bays, and waterways, including full protection of sensitive areas. Preservation is our highest commitment.
Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
An efficient, innovative, resilient and profitable agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector that thrives for the long-term.
Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
The department is responsible for managing the health of the environment to protect Queensland’s unique ecosystems, including its landscapes and waterways, as well as its native plants and animals and biodiversity.
Queensland Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sporting and Racing
The department manages national parks and their use and enjoyment by all Queenslanders; encourages active lifestyles by providing recreational and sporting opportunities; and manages the racing industry which directly employs 30,000 Queenslanders.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
RSPCA Australia is home to a strong science and campaigns team, with a particular focus on farm animal issues. RSPCA Australia is responsible for facilitating national campaigns and events and representing the interests of animal welfare with Government and industry across all areas.
Society for Wildlife Forensic Science
The Society for Wildlife Forensic Science was formed in November 2009 with the mission of developing wildlife forensic science into a comprehensive, integrated and mature discipline. Membership is international and open to those who will impact the wildlife forensics community. Members and the community will discover that the field of wildlife forensic science is ever expanding, and novel research is being conducted around the globe to find new procedures for identifying species, individuals and populations. The goal of protecting and conserving wildlife is shared by many and is an extraordinarily worthwhile pursuit.
South Australia Department of Environment and Natural Resources
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) was created on 1 July 2012 to bring together environment and natural resources management in South Australia. The new Department was created by amalgamating the Department for Water and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
South Australia Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is South Australia’s leading environmental regulator, responsible for the protection of air and water quality, and the control of pollution, waste, noise and radiation. We influence and regulate human activities to protect and restore the environment.
South Australia Primary Industries and Resources
Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA) is a dynamic Government of South Australia agency committed to the economic development of the State and the sustainable use of the State’s food, fibre and minerals industries.
Sub-Committee on Animal Health Laboratory Standards (SCAHLS)
This site contains lists of the specialised diagnostic tests available at laboratories throughout Australia.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Our role in conservation is to create direct and positive connections between wildlife and people. We protect endangered species, increase understanding of wildlife and inspire community.
Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is responsible for the sustainable management and protection of Tasmania’s natural and cultural assets for the benefit of Tasmanian communities and the economy. The Department’s activities guide and support the use and management of Tasmania’s land and water resources and protect and promote its natural, built and cultural assets. The Department is also responsible for delivering the services that support primary industry development and for the protection of the State’s relative disease and pest-free status.
Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries
The new Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) will focus on boosting productivity in Victoria’s world-class food and fibre sector, managing our natural resources, protecting our environment and responding to fire, flood and biosecurity emergencies. DEPI has been formed from the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Department of Primary Industries.
Victoria Environment Protection Authority
EPA Victoria's purpose is to protect, care for and improve our environment.
Western Australia Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture and Food assists the State's Agriculture, Food and Fibre sectors to be sustainable and profitable, with a clear focus on export-led growth. The Department enhances the international competitiveness of the State's agribusiness by working with them to meet the increasingly demanding standards for safety and quality of food and fibre products produced in a sustainable way.
Western Australia Department of Environment Regulation
The new department focuses on environmental regulation, approvals and appeals processes, and pollution prevention.
Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife
The new department focuses on nature conservation and the community’s enjoyment and appreciation of Western Australia’s world-class network of national and marine parks.
Wildlife Disease Association Australasia
The mission of the Association is to discover, disseminate, and directly apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, ecology and conservation. The Australasian section consists of around 130 enthusiastic members including parasitologists, researchers, zoo vets, private practitioners, zoologists, pathologists, biochemists and students, with expertise across a broad range of disciplines and species.
Wildlife Genetics Laboratory
The Wildlife Genetics Laboratory provides resources and facilities to support research on applying DNA technologies to the management of invasive species, conservation of threatened species, and improving knowledge of the phylogeny, historical biogeography and population structure of our Australia's unique fauna. This work includes the very applied, tackling in novel ways, the problems faced by wildlife managers in a world where pressures on the natural biota are becoming more diverse, global and complex. It also includes research of more fundamental strategic value, such as investigating the role of recombination in microsatellite evolution and probing the mechanisms of vertebrate sex determination.
Wildlife Health Australia
Wildlife Health Australia (WHA: previously the Australian Wildlife Health Network - AWHN) is the peak body for wildlife health in Australia. Established in 2002 as a national government initiative, their work continues following incorporation as WHA in 2013.
WHA works with a network of government and private stakeholders across Australia to develop strong partnerships in order to better manage the adverse effects of wildlife diseases on Australia’s animal health industries, human health, biodiversity, trade and tourism. WHA participates in research, investigation, monitoring, surveillance and recording of wildlife disease events. WHA helps protect Australia's trade, human health, biodiversity and tourism.
Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (WIRES)
Currently there are more than 2,000 WIRES volunteers authorised to rescue, rehabilitate and release. Each year WIRES is granted a general licence from NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. An authority is then issued to each volunteer member. WIRES offers an educational service to the community through talks to schools, community groups, and wildlife forums.
Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA)
ZAA (formally known as the Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria – ARAZPA) was established in 1990 to link zoos and aquariums in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in a cooperative regional network for wildlife conservation. ZAA now links over 70 institutions, all working together to protect and conserve the world's wildlife. ZAA’s mission is: "To harness the collective resources of zoos and aquariums to conserve biodiversity in the natural environment".