Lab Bites

February 05, 2021

February 05, 2021

Most people think #migration is just for the #birds, but not so! #Amphibians and other species do too. Want to learn how you can help? @NYSDEC has you covered! #WhyDidtheSalamanderCrosstheRoad #Frogs #Salamanders

November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

Want to take a closer look at some issues impacting deer & bear in #NYS? Join @NYSDEC #Wildlife Disease Biologist Kevin Hynes along with Deer & Bear #Biologist Jeremy Hurst for the scoop. *Includes images that may be deemed graphic. #huntinglife #scicomm

November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

Want to get a #NYS harvested #deer tested for #CWD? We can help! Hunter-harvest submissions are accepted at @Cornell_CWHL this hunting season. For more info visit "Hunter Harvest CWD Testing Available at CWHL" @cornellvetlab @NYSDEC #huntinglife

October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020

In case you've been living in a #cave -haha, it's #BatWeek everyone! Cool #bat facts - they can eat up to 50% of their body weight in insects each night! Want to know what species you may see in #NY, like the red bat? Check out @NYSDEC Bats of NY brochure

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