Lab Bites

  • 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
  • July 31, 2018 on

    Meet Brenda, the newest member of the CWHL! Brenda is a mathematical modeler analyzing data from across the NE and Canada regarding toxicosis and bald eagles. Lead's continued impact on bald eagles is something the CWHL has been researching. Welcome Brenda!
  • July 27, 2018 on

    Calling all Citizen Scientists and wild turkey lovers!! @nysdec is doing its annual Summer Wild Turkey Survey and is looking for help from #nys residents to get numbers on turkey poults! Check out for info on how you can help!
  • July 12, 2018 on

    It's the time of year when young #wildlife are on the move; eating more, exploring their surroundings, and learning hunting and foraging skills from their parents. This increases the odds of people seeing a red or gray fox, even during the day. Higher incidents of road kill deaths occur from June through September as young kits learn to hunt for themselves and then disperse from the family unit. Foxes also can carry #sarcopticmange, a parasitic mite. The CWHL is investigating its impact on the #blackbear populations in #nys.

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