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Animal Diseases

New York State Wildlife Health Program

The New York State Cooperative Wildlife Health Program (WHP) is a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Bureau of Wildlife and Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory (link leaves DEC website) that works to safeguard the long-term health of the wildlife populations of New York.

Information on some wildlife diseases can be found in the left column. Additional wildlife disease fact sheets (link leaves DEC website) can be found on the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab webpage. They were developed by the New York State Cooperative Wildlife Health Program. These fact sheets may be downloaded as PDFs.


More about Animal Diseases:

  • Aspergillosis - The causes, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention of the wildlife disease Aspergillosis.
  • 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.
  • House Finch Conjunctivitis - The symptoms and treatment of the disease House Finch Conjuntivitis
  • 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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