10 episodes

Healthy wildlife, healthy people, and healthy environments-it’s all connected! Join wildlife veterinarian Dr. Michelle Kneeland and wildlife biologist Vincent Spagnuolo as we explore the interconnections between the people and the issues on the frontlines of wildlife health and conservation today. Whether you are a wildlife professional, a student, or just someone who wants to learn more about wildlife on a deeper level- this is the podcast for you.

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Healthy wildlife, healthy people, and healthy environments-it’s all connected! Join wildlife veterinarian Dr. Michelle Kneeland and wildlife biologist Vincent Spagnuolo as we explore the interconnections between the people and the issues on the frontlines of wildlife health and conservation today. Whether you are a wildlife professional, a student, or just someone who wants to learn more about wildlife on a deeper level- this is the podcast for you.

    #9: Untold Stories from the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Project with Dr. Mark Johnson

    #9: Untold Stories from the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Project with Dr. Mark Johnson

    The Conclusion to Episode #8!


     


    Dr. Mark Johnson has worked with some of the most iconic species of North America, including grizzly bears, mountain lions, and wolves. Dr. Mark was the first wildlife veterinarian for the National Park Service, serving as Yellowstone National Park’s veterinarian for several years. During this time, he was the project veterinarian for the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Project from 1995-1996. In this episode, he shares some of the craziest stories from his work with wildlife, and explains his unique approach to wildlife capture for research that emphasizes respect and calm energy while minimizing stress for both the people and animals involved.


    Learn More about Dr. Johnson’s New Online Courses and Enroll:


     


    Full Course: Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture:


    https://courses.wildlifecaptureandcare.com/a/42869/GFigpPUf


     


    Short Course: How to Do TPRs- Patient Monitoring for Zoo & Wildlife Professionals:


    https://courses.wildlifecaptureandcare.com/a/30937/GFigpPUf


     


    More About the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Project:


    https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/wolf-restoration.htm


     


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    Website | https://wildlifehealth.org/podcast/


     


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    • 43 min
    #8: Dr. Mark Johnson- Stories and Wisdom from 35 Years of Wildlife Capture & Handling

    #8: Dr. Mark Johnson- Stories and Wisdom from 35 Years of Wildlife Capture & Handling

    Episode Part 1 of 2!


    Dr. Mark Johnson has worked with some of the most iconic species of North America, including grizzly bears, mountain lions, and wolves. Dr. Mark was the first wildlife veterinarian for the National Park Service, serving as Yellowstone National Park’s veterinarian for several years. During this time, he was the project veterinarian for the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Project from 1995-1996. In this episode, he shares some of the craziest stories from his work with wildlife, and explains his unique approach to wildlife capture for research that emphasizes respect and calm energy while minimizing stress for both the people and animals involved.


     


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    Learn More about Dr. Mark Johnson’s Courses and Enroll:


     


    Full Course: Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture:


    https://courses.wildlifecaptureandcare.com/a/42869/GFigpPUf


     


     


    Short Course: How to Do TPRs- Patient Monitoring for Zoo & Wildlife Professionals:


    https://courses.wildlifecaptureandcare.com/a/30937/GFigpPUf


     


     


    More About the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Project:


    https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/wolf-restoration.htm


     


     


    Connect with Us!


     


    Website | https://wildlifehealth.org/podcast/


     


    Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wildlife_health_connections/


     


    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeHealthConnections

    • 49 min
    #7: LIVE from New England Wildlife Center

    #7: LIVE from New England Wildlife Center

    Not your typical podcast episode! Listen in as wildlife vets treat a few of the wildlife cases in the clinic- including a constipated white-winger scoter who needs an enema, and a red-tailed hawk with a fracture. Hear how these cases ended up...and spoiler alert... there is both good news and bad news.


    Learn more about all the awesome work being done by New England Wildlife Center to protect both wildlife and human health, and how YOU can help out and become involved!


     


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    To support New England Wildlife Center, please visit: https://www.newildlife.org/donate/


     


    For more info on New England Wildlife Center’s Cape Wildlife Center: https://capewildlifecenter.com/


     


     


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    • 36 min
    #6: First Report of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in a Wild Animal

    #6: First Report of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in a Wild Animal

    Wildlife veterinarian Michelle and wildlife biologist Vincent discuss the recent news about a SARS-CoV-2 positive wild mink in Utah- the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus in a wild animal. They breakdown what’s been happening at mink farms in Europe and the U.S. where COVID-19 has been spreading between captive mink and humans, and how that led to the current zombie mink fiasco in Denmark. How does this all relate back to wildlife conservation, especially for endangered black-footed ferrets which are a close relative of mink?


     


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    • 31 min
    #5: Andrea Bogomolni, PhD (Dr. Dre)- Seals as Sentinels of Ecosystem Health

    #5: Andrea Bogomolni, PhD (Dr. Dre)- Seals as Sentinels of Ecosystem Health

    Andrea Bogomolni, PhD is an interdisciplinary community scientist who has dedicated her career to ocean health. She works to understand and mitigate human impacts on marine species, facilitate effective collaborations, and raise awareness of ocean health and the connection to human health. In this episode, we talk about seals and seal health, and what these fin-footed friends can tell us about our own health and the state of the environment we all share. We also hear some of the challenges she’s faced in her career working with marine mammals. And also…exploding whale carcasses. 


     


     


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    Check out Andrea’s Website:


    https://andreabogomolni.com


     


     


    The exploding whale of Florence, Oregon:


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/13/oregon-whale-explosion-anniversary/


     


     


    Research Article on Normal Blood Values in Gray Seals:


    Krucik, D. D., Mangold, B., Puryear, W., Keogh, M., Bogomolni, A., Romano, T., ... & Nutter, F. (2020). Serum biochemical and hematologic reference intervals for weanling northwest atlantic gray seals (halichoerus grypus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 51(1), 228-231.


     


    Link to article: https://doi.org/10.1638/2019-0086


     


     


     


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    • 38 min
    #4: Dr. Rob Adamski - Wildlife Rehab: The Good, The Sad, and the Toxic

    #4: Dr. Rob Adamski - Wildlife Rehab: The Good, The Sad, and the Toxic

    Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Rob Adamski shares his stories and experiences from the world of wildlife rehabilitation. For example, what happens if a wild animal accidentally eats something highly toxic like lead or rat poison? What’s the difference between a wildlife rescue and a kidnapping? And how can wildlife rehabilitation centers contribute to wildlife health and conservation on a population level- in addition to treating animals on an individual basis?


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    Episode Notes


     


    To learn more about wildlife rehabilitation and how to get involved, visit the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA): https://www.nwrawildlife.org/page/Careers_EnterField


     


     


    For More Info on Lead Poisoning in Wildlife:


     


    Lead Toxicity: A Threat to Wildlife


     


     


    Lead Contamination in Wildlife


     


       


    For More Info on Rodenticide Toxicity in Wildlife:


     


    Cornell Wildlife Health Lab- Rodenticide Toxicity


     


     


     


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    Website | https://wildlifehealth.org/podcast/


     


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    • 41 min

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