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April 19, 2019
Isabel Jimenez, a 4th-year Cornell veterinary student, is the lead author on the paper "Isolation of Rabies Virus from the Salivary Glands of Wild and Domestic Carnivores during a Skunk Rabies Epizootic" in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases.
April 12, 2019
Snake Fungal Disease (SFD) is caused by the fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola and it poses a significant threat to wild snakes in the eastern United States. First discovered in 2006 in a declining New Hampshire population of timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus), SFD has now been recorded in over a dozen species.
April 10, 2019
Cornell disease ecologist Dr. Krysten Schuler has been working with state officials in Pennsylvania and New York to document and improve our understanding of mange cases in black bears.
April 09, 2019
Created by our own Cornell DVM student Benjamin Jakobek, class of 2020, this five-minute film showcases Cornell veterinary students in their final year sharing how their wildlife-related experiences at Cornell have enriched their learning, broadened their perspectives, and helped them discover new career paths incorporating wildlife health and conservation.
March 28, 2019
A fungal disease that afflicts amphibians has led to the greatest loss of biodiversity ever recorded due to a pathogen, according to a study co-authored by Cornell's Dr. Kelly Zamudio.
March 19, 2019
What do you call the post-mortem examination of an animal? The appropriate term is “necropsy,” derived from necro (“death”) and the aforementioned opsis.
March 18, 2019
Cornell scientists discovered that a young dog imported from South Korea into Canada brought along a dangerous hitchhiker: the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus, which had never before been reported in North America. If the virus comes into contact with wildlife, it may take a serious toll on wild carnivore populations.
March 14, 2019
Botswana is considering significant changes to its approach to wildlife management. Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky believes that now is not the time to cut-off migratory corridors or build new fences. Instead, it's time to make land-use decisions that will be socially, ecologically and economically sustainable for generations to come.
February 25, 2019
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center is excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Atkinson Center Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Katherine McClure, who will focus on optimizing landscape-level mosquito control efforts to save Hawai'i's highly imperiled native birds from the scourge of avian malaria.
February 21, 2019
Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Krysten Schuler examines the scientific evidence that supports prions as the agent of Chronic Wasting Disease and recommends next steps for tackling this disease threat.