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What's all the buzz about? Stay up-to-date with the latest NWHC and USGS News items below.

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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.

Date published: October 21, 2019

Project Examines Emerging Challenges Related to Climate Change, Disease, and Wildlife Health

The USGS National Wildlife Health Center, in partnership with the USGS Climate Adaptation Science Center Network, is leading a one-year project to understand and prepare for emerging challenges related to fish and wildlife health, disease, and climate change across North America.

Date published: September 30, 2019

Pathology Case of the Month - Little brown and northern long-eared bats

Case History: Three little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) and two northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) were found dead at the entrance of an underground mine in St. Louis, Minnesota in February 2016.

Date published: September 10, 2019

National Wildlife Health Center Newsletter September 2019

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Date published: August 30, 2019

Pathology Case of the Month - Mourning Dove

Case History: An immature female 122-g Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) was found dead in a park in Arizona, US.  An estimated 18 birds including Inca Doves (Columbina inca), Great-tailed Grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus), and Mourning Doves were found dead with no reported clinical signs.  Zinc phosphide was applied to ground squirrel burrows the day...

Date published: July 29, 2019

Pathology Case of the Month - Ross's Goose

Case History: An adult male 1545-g Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii) was found dead on a refuge in Kansas, US.  Collectively at this location, over 300 birds including Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens), Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) and Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) were found dead with no reported clinical signs.

Date published: May 1, 2019

Vaccination May Help Protect Bats from Deadly Disease

A new study shows that vaccination may reduce the impact of white-nose syndrome in bats, marking a milestone in the international fight against one of the most destructive wildlife diseases in modern times.