Lab Bites

February 27, 2024

Happy #InternationalPolarBearDay! I know they aren't in NY, but come on... They are the largest bears & have black skin, transparent fur, & a blue tongue! Check out @usgs for the latest news in #polarbear research: #conservation #wildlife #science

February 14, 2024

Happy #ValentinesDay! This #heart❤️came from a button buck fawn found dead. Submitted for necropsy & parasite ID, tissue samples were harvested for storage. #Necropsy is an invaluable tool in diagnosing wildlife diseases. Learn more here: #WildlifeHealth

February 06, 2024

January brought in over 90 cases to the Wildlife Health Program. One of the 60 birds submitted was a young brown pelican found by a rehabber on Long Island that died despite care. It was sent in for examination. This hatch-year female vagrant likely flew off course & died…1/3

February 02, 2024

#HappyGroundhogDay Congratulations to North America's favorite marmot - or woodchuck, chuck, wood-shock, groundpig, whistlepig, whistler, thickwood badger, Canada marmot, monax, moonack, weenusk, red monk, land beaver, or siffleux. Thanks #Wikipedia #wildlife #nicknames #Spring

What we do

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Disease Surveillance

On the frontlines of identifying pathogens and toxins in New York wildlife

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Everything from salamanders to moose

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Wildlife Diagnostics

Testing services through the Animal Health Diagnostic Center

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Education & Outreach

Developing resources for professionals and the public

New York State Wildlife Health Program

We protect the health of New York State's wildlife through our partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Learn more about the WHP