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Krysten Schuler, director of the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab, looks on as pathologist Gavin Hitchener performs a necropsy on a bald eagle by Noël Heaney.

State agencies are stepping up education and outreach to promote voluntary adoption of non-lead alternatives, acting on recommendations from their Lead Ammunition Working Group, a multidisciplinary partnership that includes the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab.
Krysten Schuler shown holding a Moose antler.


This Cornell Veterinary Podcast episode features Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler, who spends her days working to protect New York State's wildlife from diseases like bear mange, deadly fungus in salamanders, and chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer.
Mountain Chicken Frog shown in a wooded area dunder1564 [CC BY 2.0]

Cornell postdoctoral associate Alyssa Kaganer discusses chytrid disease and how we can help protect amphibians from this deadly fungus.
White-tailed deer doe shown in a field of brown vegetation by Brad Taylor.

Cornell's Krysten Schuler comments on how chronic-wasting disease spreads in deer and the importance of monitoring the disease through surveillance.
One Health ad showing a bear cub amongst flowers.


In this eCornell webinar, Dr. Steve Osofsky, Dr. Krysten Schuler, and Dr. Jennifer Bloodgood of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine share their experiences from the field and the lab to illustrate how the health of wildlife and our own health are inextricably linked.
Amanda Bielecki in the lab holding up a sample


This past spring, Cornell veterinary student Amanda Bielecki, DVM '25, gave an oral presentation at the 79th Annual Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conference about lead exposure in bobcats and fishers.
A Bald Eagle in flight by Richard Lee/Unsplash

For Your Information

While the recent population recovery of bald eagles in New York State is a conservation success, evidence from necropsies suggest that ingested lead from ammunition fragments is causing morbidity and mortality to wild eagles.
Alyssa Kaganer working in the lab.


Dr. Alyssa Kaganer began working with wildlife as an undergraduate student at Cornell University in 2012. She recalls “stumbling” into research at the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab, where she was mentored by Drs. Krysten Schuler and Elizabeth Bunting.
Dr. Krysten L. Schuler of Cornell University receiving The Robert McDowell Award for Conservation Management Excellence.

Congratulations to Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler, who received the highest honor from the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies—The Robert McDowell Award for Conservation Management Excellence.
Moose cow and calf courtesy of NYS DEC.

Cornell scientists have been part of a multiphase project looking at factors influencing reproductive and survival rates of adult moose, availability of moose habitat and population estimates.