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Animal Diseases

There are many different types of diseases that can affect wildlife in New York State. Two diseases that the DEC continues to monitor are Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and the Avian (Bird) Flu.

Find detailed information about the various animal diseases below.


More about Animal Diseases:

  • Aspergillosis - The causes, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention of the wildlife disease Aspergillosis.
  • Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) - Answers to common questions about bird flu (also known as avian influenza).
  • Brain worm - Review the life cycle, symptoms, diagnosis, and management implications of the parasitic brain worm inflicting New York's moose.
  • Chronic Wasting Disease - Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a rare, fatal, neurological disease found in cervids, members of the deer family.
  • Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in New York State - Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) is an infectious viral disease affecting white-tailed deer.
  • House Finch Conjunctivitis - The symptoms and treatment of the disease House Finch Conjuntivitis
  • Rabies - Information and Q & A about Rabies
  • Salmonellosis - Information on causes, diagnosis, susceptible species, transmission and how to avoid spreading this avian disease.
  • Trichomoniasis - A description of the disease of doves and pidgeons, Trichomoniasis. Includes symptoms, mode of tranmission, how to diagnose and threats to other species.
  • White-nose Syndrome - Bat biologists across the country are evaluating strategies to monitor the presence of this disease and collect specimens for laboratory analysis.
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