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Wildlife Disease Manual

The Wildlife Disease Manual contains a list of diseases that are of significance to Michigan wildlife. Click on a specific disease to learn more about the disease, its distribution, transmission, significance, and more. If you observe sick or dead wildlife you may call the Wildlife Disease Lab at 517-336-5030 or report them at Report Diseased Wildlife.

Avian influenza updates

2021-22 outbreak information

Information on lead shot and bullet fragments in wild game

Wild game is often a very lean and healthful alternative to meat you can buy. However, it's important that you make the best choices for you and your family's health when you choose how and where you hunt.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 

RHDV2 FAQ Sheet 

Avian Botulism 

Carcass Collection for Botulism Testing 

Hair Loss In Deer

Hair Loss In Deer 

How to submit specimens to the lab