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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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 101

Wildlife Health Topic: Wildlife Disease Surveillance

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

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.