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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.
Members of the wildlife hospital in PPE shown treating a swan.

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.
Honey bee on milkweed by Christine Bogdanowicz.

Led by Cornell's Dr. Karyn Bischoff, an analysis of beeswax in managed honeybee hives in New York finds a wide variety of insecticide, herbicide and fungicide residues, exposing current and future generations of bees to long-term toxicity.
A whale calf’s entangled flipper and how tightly wrapped the line is.

For my last summer before clinical rotations, I wanted to gain experience with marine animals. I was accepted as an intern with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue & Research (MMRR) program in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a unique geographical area where tides and coastlines can suddenly trap a dolphin or whale in inches of water....
Earth as a virus Image by Miroslava Chrienova from Pixabay

Flu viruses and coronavirus started the last few pandemics. Could the next one be a paramyxovirus? Cornell's Dr. Raina Plowright weighs in on the risks.
Red fox family standing in front of an old barn by Christine Bogdanowicz

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This new paper by Cornell researchers presents background and commentary focusing on companion and peri-domestic animals as disease risk for humans, taking into account the human-animal interface and population dynamics between the animals themselves.
A graphical representation of planet Earth's heart-rate.

Until now, governments have largely erased pandemic threats from their list of priorities, despite continued surges in the spread of animal-to-human diseases. Consequently, The Lancet and the Coalition for Preventing Pandemics at the Source are convening a commission on the prevention of viral spillover. 
A NY State beekeeper shown tending to his beehives.

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In this study led by Cornell's Dr. Karyn Bischoff, researchers found pesticide contamination of beeswax in New York State's beekeeping industry to be common, with commercial beekeepers experiencing the greatest contamination.
Virus image from Pixabay


Cornell's Dr. Raina Plowright will be serving as a co-chair of a new Commission on Prevention of Viral Spillover, convened by The Lancet and the Coalition for Preventing Pandemics at the Source.
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.