Israeli veterinarians have developed a life-saving medicine for use on kangaroos’ teeth, curing the jumping marsupials of the deadly Lumpy Jaw disease.
At Gan Guru Australian wildlife park in northern Israel, almost 40% of the kangaroo population has died from the disease, previously considered almost untreatable.
“What you saw today was a treatment against Lumpy Jaw Disease,” said Meytal Bakal-Weiss, Gan Guru Park veterinarian. “It’s a dental disease of kangaroos. It’s one of the most common causes of mobility and mortality among kangaroos in captivity.”