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Deer roe by Wild Pixar from Pixabay.

Experts from Cornell and across the nation developed a computer model along with a user-friendly app that predicts counties where wildlife managers should target their surveillance of chronic wasting disease in deer.
A mule deer contemplates crossing under a wire fence by Christine Bogdanowicz.

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A collaborative team, including Cornell Wildlife Health Lab researchers, introduce a software program designed to enable agency personnel to make up-to-date, localized, data-driven predictions regarding the odds of chronic wasting disease detection in surrounding areas after an outbreak is discovered.
A young white-tailed deer buck against a green forest background..

With its first confirmed case in January 2022, Louisiana joined a growing club of more than 30 states that have detected chronic wasting disease in deer. Once this disease is discovered, it is extremely hard to eradicate, says Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler.
Drs. Schuler and Bloodgood visiting Kevin Hynes, DEC Wildlife Health Program leader, in Delmar for moose necropsies.

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A new monthly “A Day in the Life of…” series by the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab features snapshots of the daily lives of various wildlife health team members. The January issue highlights wildlife disease ecologist and lab director Dr. Krysten Schuler.
K. Lisa Yang

A transformational gift from philanthropist and Cornell alumna K. Lisa Yang ’74 will endow and rename the Cornell Wildlife Health Center as the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
A buck white-tailed deer standing in a wooded area.

A new Cornell-led study shows that deer hunters were more likely to be swayed by social media messages about the potential risks of chronic wasting disease if they came from a source they believed aligned with their own views and values.
Biologist Brenda Hanley attaches a transmitter to a free-ranging desert tortoise.

A new method could be used by biologists to estimate the prevalence of disease in free-ranging wildlife and help determine how many samples are needed to detect a disease.
Krysten Schuler shown holding a Moose antler.

Podcast

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.
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.

Video

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.