October 16, 2020MOOSE ON THE MOVE! A friendly reminder to motorists this hunting season, yes deer are on the move, but don't forget about their much larger relative. DEC Advises Public to Be Alert for Moose in the Adirondacks https://on.ny.gov/353Ks5T #moose #drivesafe #adirondacks @NYSDEC
October 14, 2020Keep rabies in mind this hunting season! We have recently had three NY deer submissions (from Cayuga, Cortland, and Ontario counties) that have tested positive for rabies @nysdoh lab. Rabies is a zoonotic disease that can be transmitted from animals to people. Wear disposable gloves when field dressing and butchering your harvest, and wash your hands with soap and water after. Do not consume animals that appear abnormal. Visit our website for more information on these deer, or to check out a rabies fact sheet.
September 04, 2020The NYS Wildlife Health Program has active surveillance for Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in deer every year. We have confirmed cases in 2 counties in NYS. Read the @NYSDEC bulletin here: https://bit.ly/3jJkhXS Follow our Disease Watch tracking on CWHL: https://bit.ly/2QRWcli
August 05, 2020Like watching wildlife & taking photos? Good thing @NYSDEC is looking for some! Check out the latest DEC Delivers newsletter for submitting info & more. #wildlife #photography #discovernature https://bit.ly/3i6w2GU
What we do
On the frontlines of identifying pathogens and toxins in New York wildlife
Everything from salamanders to moose
Testing services through the Animal Health Diagnostic Center
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.