Koala feeding patterns at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, 2016-2018

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Abstract

Captive koalas require daily feeding by facilities workers to ensure that they adhere to animal ethics, as well as ensuring they have the best care. Three years of feeding data from the Koala Hospital was analysed to identify two variables, 1) commonality of species given and 2) koala diet preference. It will also provide information on koala feeding practices and the establishment of Eucalyptus plantations.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2023
Event3rd National Koala Conference - Port Macquarie Panthers auditorium, Port Macquarie, Australia
Duration: 26 May 202328 May 2023
https://koalahospital.org.au/pages/3rd-national-koala-conference (Conference website)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11lMi0Xtbirpnn1so0EhBDnuCam6SaqlU/view (Program)

Conference

Conference3rd National Koala Conference
Abbreviated titleThe future is in our hands
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityPort Macquarie
Period26/05/2328/05/23
OtherKoala Conservation Australia (KCA) is hosting the third National Koala Conference 26-28 May. The conference brings together university researchers, wildlife veterinarians and vet nurses, wildlife carers, government agencies, ecologists, policy makers, zookeepers and interested members of the public for three days to hear the latest in koala conservation.


50 speakers, all leaders in their field, will cover a wide array of topics involved in the conservation of koalas. This includes: the effects of climate change on koala populations, pharmacokinetics, tree choice, behaviour, stress hormones, koala genomics and koala milk, immunogenetic structure of populations, microbiomes, chlamydia vaccine, antibiotic resistant bacteria, nutritional status of eucalypts post fires, oxalate nephrosis, retrovirus and much more!


CSIRO will host a workshop for all conference participants, on the Federal Government’s monitoring programme on Friday afternoon.


A highlight of the conference will be poster presentations plus stands covering such things as the NSW Koala Strategy, International Fund for Animal Welfare’s work and the Koala Smart programme for schools.
The conference provides a unique opportunity to be updated on current research and meet and chat with leading koala people from across Australia.
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