January 05, 2023
Protecting wildlife is hard, and a key step to determine if a wildlife species needs conservation intervention is finding them. The Cornell Wildlife Health Lab's Alyssa Kaganer describes using eDNA techniques to successfully find four-toed salamanders.
December 14, 2022
Welcome to new CVM faculty member Dr. Jennifer Bloodgood, a wildlife veterinarian and biologist with interests in free-ranging wildlife health and disease, pathology, infectious disease, and the interface of human and wildlife health.
December 12, 2022
Cornell Animal Science major Genesis Contreras ’24 needed her service dog to keep her safe while working with the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab, but Nugget, a 4-year-old beagle, needed to be safe as well. A team across Cornell found a solution: "doggles."
December 09, 2022
Preserving and restoring natural habitats could prevent pathogens that originate in wildlife from spilling over into domesticated animals and humans, according to two new companion studies.
December 07, 2022
It is no longer possible to separate the health of the planet from the health of its people. Disease patterns are changing as the climate does, and human health is at risk from loss of biodiversity, depleted water supplies, environmental toxins, and collapsing food systems.
November 20, 2022
Raina Plowright, a disease ecologist at Cornell University who studies pandemic prevention, has been studying Hendra virus in bats. She advises us to pay attention to bat habitat and to keep bats well-fed and healthy in order to reduce the risk of bat-borne viruses passing from animals into humans.
November 18, 2022
Our team has been working in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area to reduce wildlife-livestock conflict, improve community livelihoods, and restore ancient wildlife migration pathways, including those of Africa’s largest remaining population of elephants (~220,000). This video was taken by Cornell Wildlife Health Center Dr. Steve Osofsky.
November 16, 2022
Cornell hosted the Great Lakes Aquaculture Days 2022 Fish Health Workshop. New York state fish farmers, graduate students, and researchers from Cornell and other universities gathered to join for a day of hands-on learning and shared expertise in fish health.
November 15, 2022
Cornell veterinary students reflect on their experience this past summer in Cornell's International Experience in Wildlife Health and Conservation course, which provided hands-on learning in zoological and conservation medicine at the Belize Zoo.
November 07, 2022
In October 2022, CVM's Department of Public and Ecosystem Health held its first departmental symposium, which featured faculty and staff presentations, a student poster session and a panel discussion.