Tuesday 11 July 2023

Vale Dr Jim Pollock

There has been some sad news; Dr Jim Pollock has passed away. 

Here is his funeral notice.

I have mentioned Jim a few times on this blog. Jim is a vet who has, amongst other things, saved quite possibly thousands of possums over his career. He developed an extremely effective method of treating exudative dermatitis in brushtail possums. [Here's a link to his paper, but be warned that it contains a very unpleasant picture of an infected possum.]

Over the nearly 15 years we have had contact with Jim, he has prescribed and supplied Ceclor for well over a dozen of our possums, and it's likely that most of them would have died a miserable death without his help. Although ringtails are not his specialty, he also provided life-saving antibiotics for Wasabi on two occasions.

Right up until last year, despite being seriously debilitated, he was helping cure possums. 

Goodbye Jim; you will be missed by humans and possums alike.

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