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Volume 56,
Issue 4
1 October 2020

Editors
Debra Bourne & Daniel M. Mulcahy

ISSN: 0090-3558
eISSN: 1943-3700

Impact Factor
1.15

About the Journal


The JWD is a primary tool used by the WDA in accomplishing its mission, to “acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals in relation to their biology, conservation, and interactions with humans and domestic animals."

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JWD is available for free in 123 countries

Open Access

WDA now allows authors to have their papers available via open access. See information here.

Features & Information

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Congratulations to Dr Jennifer Niemuth of North Carolina State University winner of the joint Wildlife Disease Association & International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine award for the best student-authored aquatic animal paper of 2019

The Wildlife Disease Association and the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine jointly provide an award for the best student-authored aquatic animal paper in the previous year’s Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Her paper Sea turtle tears: a novel, minimally invasive sampling method for 1H-NMR metabolomics investigations with cold stun syndrome as a case example, was published in JWD, October 2019, Volume 55(4): 868-873.

For more information on this award go HERE.

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Congratulations to WDA member Dr. Carolyn L. Hodo of Texas A&M University on being selected as to the 2020 2nd place winner of the AAZV Linda Munson Pathology Manuscript Award.

This is an annual award for the best zoo or wildlife pathology manuscript published each year by a graduate student or resident in either the Journal of Wildlife Diseases or the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.

Her paper Pathology and discrete typing unit associations of trypanosoma cruzi infection in coyotes (Canis latrans) and raccoons (Procyon lotor) of Texas, USA was published in the JWD January 2020, Vol 56, No. 1 pp 134-144.


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Congratulations to Arthur B. Muneza of Michigan State University on being selected as the 2020 1st place winner of the AAZV Linda Munson Pathology Manuscript Award.

This is an annual award for the best zoo or wildlife pathology manuscript published each year by a graduate student or resident in either the Journal of Wildlife Diseases or the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.

His paper Quantifying the severity of giraffe skin disease via photogrammetry analysis of camera trap data was published in the JWD in October 2019, Vol 55, No. 4, pp 770-781.


For more information on this award go HERE.

Featured Articles

From 53(2)

DISEASE COMPLEXITY IN A DECLINING ALASKAN MUSKOX ( OVIBOS MOSCHATUS ) POPULATION Josephine A. Afema, Kimberlee B. Beckmen, Stephen M. Arthur, Kathy Burek Huntington and Jonna A. K. Mazet

A NEED FOR DYNAMIC HEMATOLOGY AND SERUM BIOCHEMISTRY REFERENCE TOOLS: NOVEL USE OF SINE WAVE FUNCTIONS TO PRODUCE SEASONALLY VARYING REFERENCE CURVES IN PLATYPUSES (ORNITHORHYNCHUS ANATINUS)
James W. Macgregor, Carly S. Holyoake, Joanne H. Connolly, Ian D. Robertson, Patricia A. Fleming and Kristin S. Warren

Brucellosis Transmission between Wildlife and Livestock in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Inferences from DNA Genotyping
Michael P. O'Brien, Albano Beja-Pereira, Neil Anderson, Ruben M. Ceballos, William H. Edwards, Beth Harris, Rick L. Wallen, Vânia Costa and Gordon Luikart

HEALTH SURVEY OF FREE-RANGING RACCOONS (PROCYON LOTOR) IN CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN AND DOMESTIC ANIMAL HEALTH
Kimberly L. Rainwater, Krysten Marchese, Sally Slavinski, Lee A. Humberg, Edward J. Dubovi, Jodie A. Jarvis, Denise McAloose and Paul P. Calle

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Endowment of the Journal of Wildlife Diseases and its worldwide distribution possible.

The $3 million goal of the Dave Jessup, JWD Endowment Fund has been met. This milestone was reached with assistance from a strong US stock market and the right investments, but none of that would have mattered without the generous donations from our members and some non-members who embraced our mission “to acquire, disseminate and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals…” and made this goal a reality.

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