Fish and Wildlife Health
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish & Wildlife Health (FWH) staff are a team of veterinarians and research scientists who work with state and federal partners to monitor for and respond to disease and mortality events affecting Florida's wild animals.
The objective of the FWH program is to provide wildlife health support to FWC and stakeholders through 1) investigation of fish and wildlife disease/mortality events and disease surveillance/monitoring, 2) wildlife disease prevention, 3) fish and wildlife disease response, 4) fish and wildlife disease research, and 5) veterinary and technical assistance to the agency.
About the Aquatic Health Program
Aquatic Health researchers monitor and study marine organism diseases, die-offs, fish kills, and their causes – such as infectious agents, parasites, algae blooms, toxins or water quality.
About the Wildlife Health Program
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.