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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.

FWC Wildlife Health Program

Becoming a Conservation Veterinarian
A guide on how to become a free-ranging wildlife veterinarian.

Wildlife Health Externship and Volunteer Opportunities

Avian
Hunters and others handling birds should follow routine precautions when handling wild birds and report dead birds to FWC.

White-Tailed Deer

Feral Swine

Other Wildlife