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NWDC presents!

Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner (U. Maine Animal Health Lab) presented a poster titled, “Parasites in Maine Moose 2010-13: Collaborative Studies,” at the 62nd Wildlife Disease Association International Conference.  In this study, necropsies were conducted on 25 moose, a large proportion of which … Continue reading

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Training and workshop in Maine

Earlier this month, NWDC and the University of Maine (specifically, Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner, Director of their Animal Health Lab) hosted a training for biologists. The event outlined the purpose and scope of NWDC, as well as the concept of OneHealth … Continue reading

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“Swine, Swans and Seals, Oh My!”: a webinar on influenza in New England

On April 25th, at 1pm, you are invited to join us in a virtual meeting of wildlife, public health, and agriculture professionals. Our topic: influenza among New England animals.  This webinar will provide an opportunity for key state and federal animal … Continue reading

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Another successful training!

  On March 26, over a dozen wildlife professionals gathered at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to learn the basics of wildlife necropsy, sampling, and disease surveillance. This was the second training in a month, and was an equal … Continue reading

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Successful training at UConn

On March 16th, 2012, NWDC held its first training workshop for biologists and other wildlife personnel at the University of Connecticut. About a dozen attendees received both lecture and hands-on instruction in wildlife disease issues, personal protection, epidemiology, forensics and … Continue reading

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Necropsy training workshops this month!

Two training workshops are scheduled and booked to capacity this month, with wildlife biologists and other agency personnel signed up to learn hands on field necropsy techniques, disease outbreak investigation, and minimizing risk to wildlife, domestic animals, and human health … Continue reading

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Yale Human Animal Medicine Project now blogging

Yale’s Human Animal Medicine Project has been a leader in the One Health concept of ecological medicine for some time. Recognizing that human health cannot be logically isolated from animal health, they have been hard at work building linkages between … Continue reading

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NWDC presence at WDA 2011

The 60th annual International Meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association will take place this month, August 14-19, 2011 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The proximity of the meeting makes it the perfect venue to get the word out about NWDC … Continue reading

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Dr. Richard French aids in fish kill diagnosis

NWDC pathologist Richard French, based at the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, was called upon to assist when a fish kill occurred at Spofford Lake in southwestern New Hampshire in mid-June. Unusual numbers of dead sunfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed), and lesser … Continue reading

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