Lab Bites

September 12, 2023

August was a busy month for the #NYS #WildlifeHealth program. Over 140 cases were submitted - over 30 #mammals, over 90 #birds & 12 #herpetofauna. This month's most interesting diagnosed case was in a ruby-throated #hummingbird @NYSDEC

September 07, 2023

The latest publication by @CornellCWHL 's Dr. Jenny Bloodgood. Find it in @DAO_IR "Causes of death and #pathogen prevalence in bottlenose #dolphins Tursiops truncatus stranded in AL, USA, between 2015 & 2020, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill"

September 07, 2023

Today is #ThreatenedSpeciesDay & I must share the fabulous, smiling Blanding's #turtles, #Threatened in #NYS. Their main foe is #habitat loss & #fragmentation, forcing them to travel further for nesting, leading to more #vehicle strikes. Visit @NYSDEC for more on Threatened Species in NY

September 06, 2023

Want an inside look at what we do for #WildlifeHealth? Check out the @MeatEaterTV podcast on Animal Disease with @wildlifeDZeco at & then check out the behind-the-scenes video footage @steverinella #cornellvet #surveillance

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