Former Chief Wildlife Biologist for the State of New York, Gorgon R. Batcheller, discusses the the use of lead ammunition for hunting big game and the consequences for wildlife. The presentation was given at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in January, 2019 for the Conservation Medicine course (VTMED 6735).
A short overview of the most import emerging infectious diseases of amphibians and reptiles as well as give some notes on the different approaches that are required to investigate a mortality event or to establish whether a pathogen is present in the environment or in a host population.
Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people. If you're working with wildlife, you need to know what they are, how they are transmitted, and how to protect yourself. In this presentation, wildlife veterinarian Dr. Elizabeth Bunting introduces the most important zoonoses for wildlife professionals in New York State to know.