Public Lecture Series - Wildlife, Water, and One-health: Considerations for Wildlife in Water Related Disasters

Release Date:

May 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. EDT at USGS Leetown Science Center, Fish Health Conference Room, 407 Reservoir Road, Kearneysville, West Virginia

Title:    Wildlife, Water, and One-health: Considerations for Wildlife in Water Related Disasters

Presenter: Dr. Christine Densmore, DVM

Disaster preparation and response provides a prime example of the need to consider wildlife interests as a critical component of the one-health outlook. Water related disasters such as flooding from heavy precipitation patterns, landfalling tropical cyclones, or human driven events exemplify the scope of realized and potential impacts of disasters on wildlife populations, wildlife disease ecology, and the implications for human, domestic animal, and environmental health interests.

 

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Densmore uses ultrasound

Dr. Christine Densmore, DVM uses an ultrasound on fish as part of a health assessment.

(Credit: Dr. Anne Henderson, USGS Leetown Science Center. Public domain.)

Health Assessment on northern snakehead fish

Dr.s Densmore and Henderson conducting a health assessment on a northern snakehead fish. This fish species is an air breather so health assessments out of water are not impossible to perform. 

(Credit: Kay M. Briggs, USGS Leetown Science Center. Public domain.)