IntroductionWildlife health is about ensuring we have healthy and robust populations of wildlife. We work on investigating wildlife diseases.
Disease is a significant risk to wildlife and in some cases can cause local or whole species extinctions.
Our wildlife health work includes testing for germs, using drugs or disinfectants to kill germs, investigating disease outbreaks, and sharing our results. We collaborate with other government agencies, researchers and community groups to investigate wildlife disease.
Free online training: You can take a free online wildlife health course that teaches best practice methods for avian veterinary techniques in use with birds. Wildlife Health online course.
Avian influenzaAvian influenza (also called bird flu) is a contagious viral disease that affects both domestic and wild birds and is caused by avian influenza viruses.
Psittacine beak and feather diseasePsittacine beak and feather disease (or PBFD) is a serious viral disease that affects parrots.
Report sick, injured or dead wildlife Who to call
Wildlife health networks National and international wildlife health contacts, links and laboratory information
Wildlife rehabilitation guides
Information about wildlife first aid, what they eat, how to handle them and other topics relevant to rehabilitation