Lab Bites

June 20, 2024

Today is #AmericanEagleDay & this iconic species has a deep backstory–from DDT to lead, eagle populations have been at risk for some time. The WHP received over 200 bald eagles for necropsy since January 2023…over 12% had lead poisoning that caused or contributed to their death.

June 18, 2024

Did you know that #LeadToxicosis affects pollinators? For #PollinatorWeek please check out "Chronic exposure to trace lead impairs honey bee learning" #TheMoreYouKnow Learn more about lead & #wildlife: #WildlifeHealth #Scicomm

June 11, 2024

Curious about what we've accomplished for #wildlife in the last year? Check out the #NYS #WildlifeHealth Program's annual report for the inside scoop on our efforts! Info on #surveillance, #research, #scicomm, #DataScience, & more! @NYSDEC @cornellvet

June 05, 2024

The WHP had nearly 160 case submissions in May; with over 50 #mammal species & over 100 bird species, it was a busy month. From #raptors & #songbirds to #waterfowl & water birds, we saw an abundance of #birds, including a banded adult male #CommonLoon that was found…

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.

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