Cornell's Dr. Steve Osofsky and colleagues reemphasize that a One Health approach is urgently needed to prevent future pandemics — simultaneously addressing human, animal and ecosystem health — protecting humanity and nature.
When in-person programs in aquatic animal medicine were canceled due to the pandemic, two Cornell veterinary students worked with Aquatics Health Scientist Dr. Rod Getchell to devise an interactive virtual course on fish health.
Cornell's Dr. Martin Gilbert discusses how infectious diseases likely represent an important threat for endangered dhole populations, and notes that such diseases could even be capable of causing local extinctions.
A litter of orphaned beaver kits traversed more of New York state than most of their species will ever see, before ending up at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital for medical care. Watch the video here.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest reminder that human interactions with the animal world pose risks we must better understand. Dr. Steve Osofsky describes how he would like to see an international treaty focused on limiting specific human activities that enhance the risk of pandemics.
A Mongabay commentary co-authored by Dr. Martin Gilbert emphasizes that conservation agencies need to genuinely consider vaccinating high-risk tiger populations for distemper to help mitigate extinction risks.
Chronic wasting disease is a contagious, fatal disease affecting cervids (deer, moose, reindeer, elk). Cornell’s Wildlife Disease Ecologist Dr. Krysten Schuler asks New Yorkers to be on the lookout for cases.
We‘re proud to announce that funding for the Aquatic Animal Health Program has been renewed by the NYSDEC for five years. This program engages scientists and students in research, teaching, diagnostics, and outreach to maintain aquatic ecosystem health.