This document provides guidance on the initial care and management of possums and gliders 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 possums and gliders, including trauma, burns, orphaned joeys and disease syndromes including exudative ‘stress’ dermatitis.
Initial treatment and care guidelines for rescued possums and gliders
The purpose of this document is to standardise the initial treatment of possums and gliders requiring rescue or rehabilitation.
- 6 August 2021
- Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
- Publication, Guide, Guideline
- ISBN 978-1-922672-50-6
- ID EES20210312
- File PDF 1.4MB
- Pages 43
- Name rescued-possums-gliders-treatment-care-guidelines-210312.pdf