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April 05, 2020
The Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University conducted initial COVID-19 testing of samples from a Bronx Zoo tiger. It is believed to be the first known case of an animal infected with SARS-Cov-2 in the U.S. and the first tiger worldwide.
October 07, 2019
Cornell's wildlife experts weigh-in on the impact of white-nose syndrome, a fungus that has been devastating bat populations across North America, with a mortality rate that can often reach 90 to 100 percent.
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October 01, 2019
September 23, 2019
Cornell's Dr. Laura Goodman helped to identify a new deadly fungal disease in porcupines, adding to the list of species hit by such outbreaks. The newly discovered fungal disease is zoonotic, which means it can be passed on to humans, although there are no documented cases of this occurring.
May 30, 2019
A newly discovered virus has been found infecting people in China, and it may be transmitted by ticks, according to a new report.
What do you call the post-mortem examination of an animal? The appropriate term is “necropsy,” derived from necro (“death”)….
March 18, 2019
Cornell scientists discovered that a young dog imported from South Korea into Canada brought along a dangerous hitchhiker: the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus, which had never before been reported in North America. If the virus comes into contact with wildlife, it may take a serious toll on wild carnivore populations.
June 20, 2018
The mystery behind the deaths of 13 bald eagles found in a Maryland field has recently been solved by investigators: the birds were poisoned with the pesticide carbofuran, which came under scrutiny three decades ago for killing an estimated two million birds a year.