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Diamondback Terrapin

Cornell scientists and partners have discovered that saxitoxin, a potent neurotoxin from algal blooms, was the cause of a massive die-off of diamondback terrapin turtles and fish. Understanding what's happening in this fragile ecosystem is key to preventing future crises - for wildlife and people.
Kids and fish

Hundreds of students ranging from fourth-graders to high school seniors across New York State are engaging in a hands-on scientific project with Cornell University by collecting water samples and evaluating environmental DNA to monitor the spread of invasive fish species, providing a real-world lesson in ecology and environmental management.
Earth and Hands

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Dr. Steve Osofsky discusses the challenges of responding to zoonotic disease in Africa.
hammerhead shark swimming

A new study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie their rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers.
moose in a field

College of Veterinary Medicine researchers and partners are evaluating the health of moose populations across the New York Adirondacks region. By screening animals for infectious diseases and developing health indicators for evaluation over time, we can assess factors key for ensuring the population's long-term viability.
Robin with a rhino

For Your Information

Cornell veterinary students are benefiting from international experience that ties coursework in language, culture, and research to hands-on fieldwork. They are able to spend eight weeks in Indonesia, Uganda, or the Republic of Congo to experience first-hand how the health of wildlife, domestic animals and people - and the health of the environment - are all deeply interconnected.
elephants and giraffe

Veterinary fencing, having killed hundreds of thousands of southern Africa's wild animals since the 1950's by disrupting their key migratory pathways, is no longer the only option for managing foot and mouth disease in the region.
Aspen Institute Panel

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Declining elephant populations could have significant impacts on forests, climate, agriculture, and health.
Baby crows in box

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Baby crows need to be hand-fed at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital.
Baby beaver

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These baby beavers are being taken care of at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine's Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital after their mother was trapped and died. They are estimated to be 10-14 days old.