The Australian Ark

The Australian Ark

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This definitive work on the introduction of domestic animals to Australia begins with the first white settlement at Botany Bay. It explores the foundations of our wool and beef industries, examining the role of early leaders like Phillip, King, Macarthur and Bligh.The book considers the successful introduction of the horse, Australia's first live animal export, and goes on to explore the role of the acclimatisation societies, the development of the veterinary profession and the control and eradication of some of the major exotic and introduced diseases of sheep and cattle. The author, Dr Ian Parsonson, retired as Assistant Chief of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory at Geelong, Victoria, after a long career in veterinary practice and research. His areas of expertise include bacterial and viral diseases, pathology and microbiological laboratory safety. He is a committee member of the International Embryo Transfer Society and the Animal Gene Storage and Resource Centre of Australia.Elder started a camel stud at Muloorina, near Lake Frome in South Australia. ... which he developed to be carried on either side of a camela#39;s hump.21 Camels were used in trains with up to 20 or 30 camels in single file, or as ... The infected animals were destroyed and no further evidence of the disease has been found in camels in Australia. ... to Australia, 1 893-1 896 When camel transportation was superseded by motor vehicles towards the end of the 1930s many of the animals wereanbsp;...

Title:The Australian Ark
Author:Ian Parsonson
Publisher:CSIRO PUBLISHING - 1998-01-01


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