Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Treating a Deer

Wildlife Health

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) veterinary staff and wildlife biologists work with state and federal partners to monitor for and respond to many wildlife disease outbreaks, such as avian influenza, swine influenza, mange in bears, chronic wasting disease in deer, and die-offs of other terrestrial wildlife.


Avian Influenza

Report bird mortality events

Report bat mortality events

Report fish kills: 800-636-0511

Report deer sick/dead of unknown causes: 866-293-9282

Report wildlife emergencies to Wildlife Alert: 888-404-3922





FWC Facts:
Some biologists feel that mullet jump because they are trying to remove parasites. Others believe it may be part of schooling behavior in mullet.

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