Success Stories

Did you know that a wombat with mange may look worse before it gets better. This is due to the scabs being scratched off, showing more fur loss. New hair growth usually starts after 6-7 weeks of treatment.

Dina from Kangaroo Ground

Little Dina was sighted by a lady walking her dog along the aqueduct in Kangaroo Ground. This was on the 22nd March 2015 when the weather was quite hot. Poor little Dina was covered with mange and struggling to get enough to eat to survive.  One of our local dedicated volunteers was quick to come to her aid and after spending a few days looking she was found wandering down to a nearby dam to get a drink of water.

This was the start of two months of treatment with Cydectin using the pole and scoop device. She also received supportive treatment with an antibacterial/repellent spray. It took some time to determine where the little wombat was living, then after many weeks it was discovered she was using a broken water pipe further along the aqueduct.
This wombat received some of the doses via property owners nearby that were prepared to help out on occasions. This is a truly remarkable recovery and shows what can be achieved with perseverance and dedication.

These photos are very hard to come by. As you can see once the wombat is well again it reverts back to its nocturnal habits.

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Pipe Aqueduct

Improving Everyday

Improving Everyday

Thursday 23 July 2015 – Little Dina sunning herself in the late afternoon sun.

She was a little startled by the presence of the volunteer but hung around and allowed a few photos to be taken. She certainly looks good and hasn’t been treated for 5-6 weeks.