Free Wildlife Health Workshop, Sep 10 Kinston, NC

The NC chapter of TWS will host a free Wildlife Health in North Carolina Workshop (see details below) on September 10th from 9a - 3:30p . There will be several presentations relating to birds as well as other taxa.


Wildlife Health Workshop

 Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Office

1791 NC Highway 11/55, Kinston, NC 28504**

September 10, 2015


Join the NCTWS Professional Development Committee for a FREE workshop on Wildlife Health in North Carolina. Experts will provide an overview of current wildlife health issues and discuss specific wildlife diseases including CWD, Avian influenza, and Chytrid fungus. Topics will also include general necropsy and sample collection guidelines and human health risks of working with wildlife. For more information and to register please email Jessie Birckhead at



0900 – 0905   Welcome and Introductions (Jessie Birckhead, NCTWS)

0905 – 1030   Wildlife Health and Surveillance in North Carolina

1030 – 1040   Break

1040 – 1210   Specific Wildlife Diseases and Sampling

  • Waterbird mortality / SEANET/ WHER (Sara Schweitzer, NCWRC)
  • Chytrid fungus, ranavirus, and snake fungal disease (Jeff Hall, NCWRC)

1210 – 1315   Lunch

1315 – 1530   Sampling Protocols and Storage

  • Sample storage and testing
  • Sampling live animals: samples and tests
  • Health risks of working with wildlife

1530  Adjourn