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Cornell University

October 2021

An Ethiopian wolf image by Charles J. Sharp via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

While global attention is of course currently focused on COVID-19 and other diseases that jump from animals to people, people and domestic animals can also spread disease to wildlife, notes the Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky. 
A view to the main entrance at CVM

Cornell launched its “To Do the Greatest Good” campaign, kicking off a five-year endeavor that looks to raise $5 billion by 2026, which includes support for addressing sustainability and animal health issues.
One Health Symposium logo

The Veterinary One Health Association (VOHA) at Cornell hosted its annual symposium featuring guest speakers, special lectures and a virtual poster session covering One Health issues.
Bald Eagle x-ray from SPCA Serving Erie County

A severely injured young bald eagle had surgery at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital and was successfully released after it recovered.

History is pockmarked with the scars of past zoonotic outbreaks. The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky discusses how global cooperation in a unified “one health” effort is needed to prevent the next pandemic.
Red-tailed Hawk being released back into the wild by Christine Bogdanowicz

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By analyzing case records, Cornell researchers helped clarify and quantify the causes for wildlife rehabilitation, species involved, and treatment outcomes.
Niagara River Lake trout by Christine Bogdanowicz

Using the most technologically advanced test to make a diagnosis might seem like a logical move, but a new commentary paper co-authored by Cornell Aquatics Scientist Dr. Rod Getchell warns veterinary clinicians and researchers that a diagnosis cannot rely on tests alone.