Wildlife Health Connections
#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

July 2, 2021

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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#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

February 21, 2021

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

 

 

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#7: LIVE from New England Wildlife Center

#7: LIVE from New England Wildlife Center

January 20, 2021

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

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

December 24, 2020

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

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

December 9, 2020

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 Medicine51(1), 228-231.

 

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

 

 

 

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#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

November 27, 2020

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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#3: Ellen Martinsen, PhD - The Maven of Malaria in Wildlife

#3: Ellen Martinsen, PhD - The Maven of Malaria in Wildlife

November 27, 2020

Ellen Martinsen, PhD is a leading researcher of malaria parasites in wildlife. These are microscopic parasites that live in the blood, and while tiny in size they can cause big problems. These parasites are found in wildlife on almost every continent, and maybe even in your own backyard. In this episode, Ellen breaks it down for us and shares some of her most surprising research findings. I also catch up with her graduate student Alyssa Neuhaus who tells us what it’s like working with Ellen, and explains what human cadavers have to do with it all.

 

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Episode Notes:

 

University of Vermont Malaria Parasites Lab:

https://www.uvm.edu/~jschall/current.html

 

 

Science Advances Article- Hidden in plain sight: Cryptic and endemic malaria parasites in North American white-tailed deer

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/2/e1501486

 

 

National Audubon Article- Bird CSI: A Loon, a Swollen Spleen, and a Mysterious Disease

https://www.audubon.org/news/bird-csi-loon-swollen-spleen-and-mysterious-disease

 

 

 

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#2: Wildlife Vet Dr. Mark Pokras on the Origins of Conservation Medicine

#2: Wildlife Vet Dr. Mark Pokras on the Origins of Conservation Medicine

November 27, 2020

Our first guest is my long-time mentor and friend, Dr. Mark Pokras. Mark is a wildlife veterinarian with 5 decades of experience working on everything from pathology, ecotoxicology, clinical wildlife medicine, zoo medicine, research, teaching, and too many other things to list. In this episode, Mark describes his incredible path to becoming the wildlife vet that he is today, and his role in developing the field of Conservation Medicine.

 

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Conservation Medicine Programs Around the World:

 

Tufts University:

 https://vet.tufts.edu/center-for-conservation-medicine/

 

University of Edinburgh:

 https://www.ed.ac.uk/vet/studying/postgraduate/taught-programmes/conservation-medicine

 

Murdoch University:

https://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Veterinary-and-Life-Sciences/Our-courses/Postgraduate/Conservation-Medicine/Master-of-Veterinary-Studies-in-Conservation-Medicine/

 

Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine:

https://www.stlzoo.org/conservation/institute-for-conservation-medicine

 

 

Improving Diversity & Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine:

 

National Association for Black Veterinarians:

https://nabvonline.org/

 

A Profession in Crisis: Discrimination in Veterinary Medicine

https://vetmed.tamu.edu/diversity/a-profession-in-crisis-discrimination-in-veterinary-medicine/

 

 

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#1: An Intro to the Podcast

#1: An Intro to the Podcast

November 26, 2020

Hosts Michelle (wildlife veterinarian) and Vincent (wildlife biologist) introduce themselves, and explain why they decided to launch this podcast, and why now.  What makes wildlife "healthy," and why is wildlife health especially important today during the COVID-19 pandemic?

 

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Trailer!

Trailer!

November 26, 2020

Welcome to the Wildlife Health Connections Podcast- We're so glad you found us!

 

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