Lab Bites

  • January 08, 2020 on CWHL on Instagram

    Want to check out what the NYS Wildlife Health Program worked on last year? Check out our annual report and see what working together can do for #wildlifehealth. @nysdec #scicomm #cornellvet
  • December 10, 2019 on CWHL on Instagram

    Thanks to all who guessed! Those FEET belong to the white-tailed deer!! Working with @nysdec, we do a lot of disease & health surveillance on the deer populations of NYS, helping keep deer healthy & NYS CWD free!
  • December 06, 2019 on CWHL on Instagram

    It's Friday, FOOT Friday that is!! You can learn a lot about an animal's health by examining its feet (or hooves in this case)! This is sort of a freebie, but who do these feet belong to? #wildlife
  • October 25, 2019 on CWHL on Instagram

    Whoooo who who did you guess those feet belonged to?!!? Great horned owl, that's whoooo! Did you know that the wingspan of a great horned owl can be over 55 inches!?! That's almost 5ft! This nocturnal predator is fast and stealthy and are great at controlling of rodent populations, which puts them at greater risk of rodenticide poisoning. Think twice before using rodenticides! #birdnerd #wildlifehealth #wildliferesearch #ibirdny #cornellvet

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