Wombats populations are under threat from a parasitic disease caused by mites.

Sarcoptic mange is estimated to affect up to 90 percent of wild wombat populations across Australia.

But now there’s a new treatment to cure the condition called Bravecto.

The Wire’s contributor from TuneFM Ben Lewis asked Programs Manager for Wires Kriste Newton, how sarcoptic mange affects wombats.

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Produced By: Ben Lewis

Featured In Story: Kriste Newton – Programs Manager for Wires

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 14 November 2023