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February 2024

Jennifer Bloodgood in the field.

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Have you ever wondered about the journeys taken by certain wildlife veterinarians to get to where they are today? Recently, I had the privilege of chatting with Dr. Jennifer Bloodgood over coffee to delve into this very topic....
Profile of a lion standing in a grassland.

A $35M gift from philanthropist Lisa Yang in support of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine will endow the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health and help expand its efforts to advance science into policy and action, train future wildlife health leaders, and provide opportunities for student experiential learning.
Two penguins shown looking at each other.

Scientists, including Cornell's Dr. Amandine Gamble, are watching closely to see whether avian influenza will reach Antarctica before this year’s penguin chicks disperse for the season.
Sharks shown swimming in open water.

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine announced a gift of $35 million to support the Cornell Wildlife Health Center, which has been renamed to the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health in recognition of the scale of commitment to planetary health from the donor, Lisa Yang.
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.
A dog sitting in the grass

While the coronavirus pandemic reinvigorated the spotlight on One Health, the focus has generally been on wildlife and livestock. A study by Cornell researchers show that companion animals or peri-domestic wildlife can act as notable reservoirs for pathogens that may affect human health as well.
A male dhole scans the forest to look for prey by Anish Andheria

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The endangered dhole is a medium-sized canid that was historically distributed widely across East, Central, South and Southeast Asia. This latest study shows signs of population recovery in various areas of Nepal and highlights the challenges they continue to face.
A cheetah family shown in a grassy field.

Carolina Baquerizo, a fourth-year veterinary student at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, was lead author on a Frontiers in Conservation Science paper on the effects of various anesthetic drugs on cheetah sperm quality.