April 05, 2020
The Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University conducted initial COVID-19 testing of samples from a Bronx Zoo tiger. It is believed to be the first known case of an animal infected with SARS-Cov-2 in the U.S. and the first tiger worldwide.
April 03, 2020
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky shares his views on steps we must take to greatly decrease the chances of future pandemics.
April 02, 2020
Cornell veterinary student Mariah Rayfield Beck ’20 discusses the implications of the connection between wildlife health, human disease, and how we can all be conservationists.
March 31, 2020
Cornell experts discuss COVID-19's origin and its impact on the global economy. Cornell's Dr. Alex Travis states "if COVID-19 teaches us anything, it's that we can't afford not to pay attention to how we interact with the environment."
March 25, 2020
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky states "this is a viral lottery," describing how all sorts of wildlife normally separated by continents are brought together at markets in Asia. "If you're a virus and you survive by spreading, you couldn't create a more perfect system for aiding and abetting the next pandemic."
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March 13, 2020
Growing evidence suggests that multiple wildlife species can be infected with peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), with important consequences for the potential maintenance of PPRV in communities of susceptible hosts, and the threat that PPRV may pose to the conservation of wildlife populations and resilience of ecosystems.
March 12, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives and institutions around the world in numerous ways, and Cornell faculty members have shared their expertise on everything from the virus itself to impacts on local and global economies.
March 09, 2020
At a critical time for the future of life on Earth, The College of Veterinary Medicine announces the establishment of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center. The new center focuses on catalyzing multidisciplinary collaboration to address wildlife health challenges worldwide, while immersing students in unique learning experiences at home and abroad.
March 04, 2020
A big cat got the lion’s share of attention when her keepers brought her to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA). There, Ntsumi the white African lioness was diagnosed with an intestinal mass that veterinarians surgically removed.
March 04, 2020
Cornell veterinarians successfully removed an intestinal mass from an unusual patient: Ntsumi, the white African lioness from Animal Adventure Park. Now fully recovered, Ntsumi has rejoined her pride.