Guidelines for the initial treatment and care of rescued wombats
The purpose of this document is to standardise the initial treatment of wombats requiring rescue or rehabilitation, in line with the Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Wombats.
- 23 June 2021
- Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Publication, Guide, Guideline
This document provides guidance on the initial care and management of wombats following rescue, from capture to physical examination, initial stabilisation and treatment before presentation to a veterinarian. It provides advice on managing the more common rescue encounters in wombats, including trauma, sarcoptic mange (mange), burns and orphaned joeys.
This guideline should be read in conjunction with the Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Wombats.