Lab Bites

March 05, 2021

March 05, 2021

I don't know about you, but I can HARDLY wait to hear #spring peepers start calling later this month! Pseudacris crucifer, the spring peeper, is just as much a herald of spring as the #redbreastedrobin. Let's get peeping!

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

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