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A healthy Black bear standing in front of a tree looking at the camera

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.
Student with Rhino


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.
A brightly colored tree frog shown on a green leaf

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.
A juvenile bald eagle shown on an exam table for a necropsy to begin


What do you call the post-mortem examination of an animal? The appropriate term is “necropsy,” derived from necro (“death”) and the aforementioned opsis.
image of young dog

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.
Three giraffes drinking from a river

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.
Vestiaria coccinea show sitting on a plant in Hawaii

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.

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.
Great white shark

Cornell scientists and partners have mapped out the intriguing great white shark genome for the first time. This DNA detective work can help scientists better understand the population dynamics of endangered shark species, and provide insights on how their renowned wound-healing properties and low cancer rates could someday translate into medical treatments for people.
Wildlife fences

Cornell’s Dr. Steve Osofsky discusses ways to manage foot and mouth disease to enable African farmers to sell safe beef without the need for vast disease control fences that impede migratory wildlife.