Wildlife Health Basic Training Module

In this module designed for DEC field staff, learn about wildlife disease, how to work safely with wildlife, and more.

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Wildlife Health Topic: Wildlife Health Program Webinar: The New York State Wildlife Health Program

This webinar was the fourth in the Wildlife Health Program's 2020 Virtual Wildlife Health Workshop series for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation staff and other wildlife professionals. Topics included an overview of the program and its activities, the case submission process, how necropsies are performed, interesting recent wildlife mortality cases, and training resources and technical materials on the website.

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Wildlife Health Topic: Wildlife Health Program Webinar: Emerging Risks to Wildlife

This webinar was part of our 2020 Virtual Wildlife Health Workshop series for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation staff and other wildlife professionals.  It covers emerging disease threats to free-ranging wildlife and the importance of disease surveillance in New York State.

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Wildlife Health Topic: Wildlife Health Program Webinar: Common Diseases in Wildlife

Join us for the second webinar in our Virtual Wildlife Health Workshop series as we update NYS wildlife professionals on common diseases of wildlife. From deer diseases and avian pox to rabies and West Nile Virus, the Wildlife Health Program covers it here.

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Wildlife Health Topic: COVID-19 in Wildlife Webinar

Join us for our first Virtual Wildlife Health Workshop as we update NYS wildlife professionals on what we know about COVID-19 and wildlife. Learn where we are with testing and risks to species with Dr. Krysten Schuler, how to protect yourself and wildlife with appropriate PPE from wildlife biologist Kevin Hynes, and get the inside scoop on using and understanding mathematical models with Dr. Brenda Hanley.

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Wildlife Health Topic: Chronic Wasting Disease: The Threats to Wildlife, Public Lands, Hunting, and Health, June 25, 2019

06/25/2019

Dr. Krysten Schuler's complete written CWD Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for the hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease: The Threats to Wildlife, Public Lands, Hunting, and Health

A contemporary wildlife management issue: the use of lead ammunition for hunting big game

Wildlife Health Topic: A contemporary wildlife management issue: the use of lead ammunition for hunting big game

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).

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing process

Instructional Video: Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Testing Process Video

A quick breakdown of the testing process for chronic wasting disease at the Cornell Animal Health Diagnostic Center.

Cornell University CVM AHDC - CWD Test Submission Instructions

Instructional Video: CWD Testing Sample Submission Instructions for Hunters

An easy to follow "how to" video for hunters that are interested in submitting samples for chronic wasting disease testing on their harvested deer.

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Instructional Video: Emerging infectious diseases of amphibians and reptiles

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.

Wildlife Disease Outbreak Investigation

Wildlife Health Topic: Wildlife Disease Outbreak Investigation

Know how to respond to a wildlife disease outbreak and explore options for disease management.

Wildlife Disease 101 HD

Wildlife Health Topic: Wildlife Disease Surveillance

Learn the basics of wildlife diseases with an introduction to key terms and responsibilities. 

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Instructional Video: Handling and Shipping Wildlife Specimens

In this video, DEC Wildlife Biologist Kevin Hynes describes how to safely ship dead wildlife or wildlife samples to the Wildlife Health Program for testing.

Presentation on Wildlife Diseases by Dr. Elizabeth Bunting

Wildlife Health Topic: The 411 on Wildlife Diseases

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.

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Instructional Video: Disinfection Techniques

This video by DEC Wildlife Biologist Kevin Hynes explains how to properly disinfect equipment after handling wildlife.

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Wildlife Health Topic: Rabies Q&A

In this video, DEC Wildlife Biologist Kevin Hynes leads a discussion on rabies, covering topics including: recognizing rabies, rabies transmission, and the importance of being properly vaccinated.

NYS WHP PPE for Wildlife Disease Investigation and Response 2017

Instructional Video: PPE for Wildlife Disease Investigation and Response

Learn how to work safely when handling wildlife by watching biologist Kevin Hynes demonstrate how to use basic personal protective equipment.