In the News
November 17, 2023
While avian influenza has affected multiple bird populations and a range of mammal species across the world, the Cornell Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital has optimized its use of clinical medicine, practical precautions, and collaboration to effectively manage the risk of disease transmission among birds in the hospital, and from birds to mammals, including humans.
October 17, 2023
A black bear being treated at the Cornell Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital tested positive for a Salmonella strain that had not been seen in animals in the U.S. before. A joint study between the hospital and Dr. Kevin Cummings helped detect the outbreak quickly and prevent the bacteria from spreading further.
June 27, 2023
Three nestlings from the Cornell hawks' nest were treated for maggots in their ears at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital and were then placed back safely in their nest.
June 09, 2023
A bald eagle had been hit by a car the night before arriving at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital and was not doing well. A month later, however, she was ready to be discharged and transferred to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
January 18, 2023
From Ithaca to the plains of southern Africa, the Cornell Wildlife Health Center is working to heal the natural world. Launched in 2020, the center was formed to unite Cornell’s leading wildlife health professionals under a common mission: to repair the fractured relationship between people and nature.
January 16, 2023
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center has launched a new Student Support Fund for off-campus apprenticeships with free-ranging or captive wildlife, on-campus wildlife research, and student travel to present at professional conferences on wildlife health and conservation.
June 27, 2022
West Nile virus may no longer be a death sentence to crows. In a new study from the College of Veterinary Medicine, wildlife experts describe successfully treating and releasing five American crows infected with the deadly disease, These are the first known crows to survive West Nile virus.
November 23, 2021
This female wild turkey was treated at Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital after being attacked by a dog. The wild bird is expected to make a full recovery and will be eventually released back into the wild.
November 09, 2021
After they lost their parents and developed bacterial enteritis all in the span of a few weeks, a litter of beaver kits came into the care of our team at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital.
July 06, 2021
A litter of beaver kits traversed more of New York state than most of their species will ever cross in a lifetime. This group of five traveled from the Adirondacks to Western New York, and from there to the Finger Lakes and back in their brief but eventful five weeks of life.