Veterinarians look to human cancer treatment for drooling koala

08/9/2011 | (Australia)

A 2-year-old koala that has lived at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital since her mother was killed by a car suffers from a rare condition called sialosis, which results in constant drooling that causes skin inflammation and keeps her from eating normally. Veterinarians at the hospital are using a radiation treatment commonly used on human cancer patients that aims to slow the production of saliva and help the animal lead a more normal life.

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