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Date published: June 3, 2020

Pathology Case of the Month - Common Eider

Case: A juvenile male 1.46-kg Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) was found dead on a beach in Massachusetts, USA.

Date published: April 30, 2020

Pathology Case of the Month - Canada Goose and Bald Eagles

May's Pathology Case of the Month details the cases of a Canada Goose and two Bald Eagles.

Date published: March 31, 2020

Pathology Case of Month - Zebra Finch

Case History: An adult female 9.95-g Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) from a California aviary was found dead.  It was noted to be thin several days prior to its death. 

Date published: February 28, 2020

Pathology Case of the Month - Foothill Yellow-legged Frogs

Case History: In October 2019, a mortality event of foothill yellow-legged frogs (Rana boylii) in a small creek in Santa Clara, California, USA was reported. Mortality peaked in autumn, when nighttime temperatures approached freezing. At the time of submission, the estimated number of dead was 35.

Date published: February 27, 2020

National Wildlife Health Center co-sponsors Climate Change and Wildlife Health Workshop

On January 7-9, 2020, the USGS Northeast Climate Adaption Science Center and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center sponsored a Climate Change and Wildlife Health workshop in Madison, Wisconsin for Federal, State, and Tribal wildlife managers and policy makers, university and wildlife...

Date published: January 31, 2020

Pathology Case of the Month - Muskrats

Case History: Over a two-week period in November 2017, approximately 20 muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) were found dead in a managed wetland in Ohio, USA. 

Date published: January 2, 2020

Pathology Case of the Month - Gyrfalcon

Case History:  A captive, adult male, 930-g Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) was found dead in its enclosure on December 8, 2014.

Date published: December 16, 2019

National Wildlife Health Center Newsletter December 2019

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Date published: December 4, 2019

Pathology Case of the Month - Great-Horned Owl and Eurasian Collared-Dove

Case History: An adult female Great-Horned Owl (Bobo virginianus) was found dead in a residential yard in Utah, U.S. with an immature male Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) clutched in its left foot.

Date published: December 2, 2019

New Strategic Plan for the USGS National Wildlife Health Center

The USGS National Wildlife Health Center has adopted a new strategic science plan to guide our efforts to advance wildlife health for the next five years.

Date published: October 31, 2019

Pathology Case of the Month - Black Racer Snake

History: In May 2015, a Black Racer snake (Coluber constrictor priapus) with obvious multifocal cutaneous sores was observed at a basking site in Dutchess County, New York. One week later, the snake was found freshly deceased.

Date published: October 23, 2019

White-nose syndrome surveillance and research updates

Updates on white-nose syndrome surveillance and research from the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in Fall 2019.