Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.  For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown

Science Center Objects

The National Wildlife Health Center provides the following field manual resources.

Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases (2015)

The purpose of this manual is to provide information that will enhance the ecological understanding and comfort level of nonspecialists so that they can address various aspects of wildlife disease within the context of wildlife conservation and management. Other readers, from students to science professionals, may also find the information presented to be of interest and value. 

Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases — General Field Procedures and Diseases of Birds (1999)

Access the Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases: General Field Procedures and Diseases of Birds published in 1999.  Includes sections on general field procedures, bacterial diseases, fungal diseases, viral diseases, parasitic diseases, biotoxins, chemical toxins, and miscellaneous diseases.