Kanimbla Valley Wombats
Kanimbla Valley resident Anna Culliton is one of the many Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) carers who are doing their part to help wombats who are dying of mange.
Mange is is a type of skin disease caused by parasitic mites that dig into and through the skin, causing intense itching from an allergic reaction to the mite’s faeces. Crusting on the eyes can quickly become infected. Hair loss and crusting frequently appear and secondary skin infection is also common.
Source Lithgow Mercury August 11, 2019