Lab Bites

  • June 20, 2018 on

    Venomous snake, biopsies, and diagnostic testing, oh my! Maddie, a #nysdec #wildlife technician, skillfully tubing a female #timberrattlesnake with suspect lesions, #wildlifevet staff at the Janet L.Swanson Wildlife Health Center performing skin biopsies and sutures, and diagnostic samples prepped to go to CWHL for testing to determine if she has Snake Fungal Disease (SFD). Bonus radiograph shows this female is gravid (pregnant)! Snake is doing well and soon to be released back to the wild. Great collaboration!
  • June 14, 2018 on

    Field to lab! CWHL students finishing up in the field on our #moose health project. Dakotah taking in the view in the #adirondacks, cool find of a moose skull, and logging in the last of the #gastropod samples. Back at the CWHL, samples are prepared for #liverfluke evaluation, Richalice is counting eggs under the scope, and Anna and Dakotah are prepping samples for PCR testing to look for p.tenuis #parasites.
  • June 05, 2018 on

    CWHL Project Associate, Niki Dean, at the NYC Animal Working Group meeting, presenting an update on the NYS Wildlife Health Program. The meeting was held to discuss ways the city is monitoring and protecting both domestic and wildlife. Coming up with new projects to maintain a healthy wildlife population.
  • June 04, 2018 on

    Check out Wildlife Watchers featuring Cornell_CWHL in the latest Cornell 'Scopes Spring 2018 - great piece on all the things Cornell CVM is doing for wildlife!

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.

Learn more about the WHP