Wildlife Health Program

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About the Wildlife Health Program

​Through the Wildlife Health Program, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife seeks to further protect the state's rich wildlife heritage through wildlife disease prevention, mitigation, and management, in addition to providing technical expertise, and outreach and education. 
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​​​Report Sick or Dead Wildlife​


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​CALL Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) on weekdays.​
​​​​​ ​​​CONTACT your county's regional ​biologist.
​​​​​ SUBMIT observations o​​​​nline.​​​

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Wildlife Disease Watch​

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Chronic Wasting Disease


A fatal neurologic disease that affects deer, elk, and other species in the deer family.​​​​


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Avian Influenza


An infectious viral disease affecting
wild and domestic birds​.


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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease​​

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A​ highly contagious and fatal virus affecting wild and domestic rabbits.

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