Lab Bites

April 04, 2024

The WHP had almost 90 cases in March, nearly 60 were #birds-over 40 were #raptors like eagles, hawks, & owls. One case was of the popular #NYC bald eagle R7, nicknamed ‘Rover.” Rover was a bit of a celebrity with a devoted following, often capturing photos of him hunting...

April 04, 2024

Exciting news for our former student & current #research technician, David Dayan! He is now an @nsfgov Graduate Research Fellowship Program award winner! He continues his #wildlifehealth #education at @umncbs EEB program to explore the connections between movement and #habitat use, #pathogen and #pollutant exposure, and #health in white-tailed #deer across a land-use gradient. Congratulations David!! #cornellvet Read more about David:

March 28, 2024

Curious about what we do for #WildlifeHealth? Follow our “Day in the Life” series for an inside peek. Research technician, David Dayan, shares a look inside his day-from lab work on research projects to pulling samples for testing, David's got it covered. Read more about it here: #cornellvetlab #science #wildlife #research

March 20, 2024

#Spring has sprung! We still have snow on the ground in many places, but nature chugs forward & wildlife babies start emerging. Please think before you interfere & orphan them unnecessarily. Check out "April showers bring an increase in animal-knapping"

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