Wildlife Health Cornell takes new approach to natural world

We need nature – and nature needs us. It’s a novel approach to wildlife conservation and the founding principle of a new initiative from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Led by some of the world’s top wildlife health experts, Wildlife Health Cornell seeks a healthier future for wildlife by promoting…

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Working across borders is essential for birds, but also people

With political divisiveness so often headlining the news, how refreshing it is to celebrate a centennial that demonstrates the power of countries coming together. One hundred years ago, the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) came together for birds when they signed the Migratory Bird Treaty, a convention to protect…

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‘Win-win’ for wildlife, African farmers stems from partnership

Namibian farmer Robin Lyonga was hoping to sell his cattle to an accredited slaughterhouse that exported meat for a good price. He planned to sell off part of his herd to help his brother get training for a better-paying career. But then another herder’s cow many miles away developed foot-and-mouth…

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Expanding Horizons Journal: Molly Chirunomula

Hola from Costa Rica! My name is Molly Chirunomula and I am a Cornell veterinary student in the class of 2019. This summer I am working at The Ara Project, a macaw conservation nonprofit on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Ara Project is a captive breeding and release…

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Wildlife program gets $4.8 million to track NYS disease

From infectious diseases like West Nile virus to noninfectious issues like bald eagle deaths from lead ammunition, the detection, tracking and management of wildlife diseases is essential for the health of wild animals, pets and humans. To maintain such services, the New York State Cooperative Wildlife Health Program – a…

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The ‘One Health’ Case for Environmental Policy Action

By Alexander J. Travis So a guy walks into his doctor’s office with a nasty-looking cut on his arm. The doctor examines it and says, “Hmm, that’s pretty bad. Why don’t you wait until gangrene sets in and then come back and see me?” Sounds pretty ridiculous, right? We don’t…

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Taking a Planetary Health and One Health Approach to Public Health

As the global population grows and human innovations abound, the world becomes a smaller yet more complex place. With sufficient resources, one can get to almost any point in the world in some 48 hours. With this mobility, ideas and commerce move rapidly. Along with them, infections and vectors of…

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In Vitro Puppies Born at CVM

Alex Travis, associate professor of reproductive biology in the Baker Institute for Animal Health in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and other Cornell researchers succeeded in producing the first litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization. This is not only a significant breakthrough in terms of reproductive technology, but also…

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