Lab Bites

  • September 14, 2018 on

    CWHL students working in the field with @fuller_lab and @nysdec on #blackbear population modeling in #newyorkstate Hair snares are an easy way to determine bear travel and return patterns.
  • August 28, 2018 on

    Check out our latest Wildlife 411 on Canine Distemper Virus and the totally NOT REAL Raccoon Zombie Apocalypse at #raccoon #caninedistemper #wildlifehealth #wildliferesearch #cornellvet
  • August 22, 2018 on

    Another great poster by @cornell_cwhl's Alyssa on eastern #hellbender #salamander health at the annual Biomedical & Biological Sciences Symposium at #cornellvet. Hellbender photos courtesy of For more info on hellbenders, check out
  • August 08, 2018 on

    Great presentation and poster at the 2018 Wildlife Disease Assoc conference by @cornell_cwhl's Alyssa. Presenting on eastern #hellbender #salamander health and a poster on her cutting edge #research with eDNA. Check out our latest article on eDNA at

What we do

Disease Surveillance

On the frontlines of identifying pathogens and toxins in New York wildlife


Everything from salamanders to moose


Wildlife Diagnostics

Testing services through the Animal Health Diagnostic Center

Education & OUtreach

Developing resources for professionals and the public

New York State Wildlife Health Program

We protect the health of New York State's wildlife through our partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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