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Wildlife Disease

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.

Disease monitoring data and info

Avian influenza Chronic Wasting Disease Bovine TB

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 


Avian Botulism

Carcass Collection for Botulism Testing

Hair Loss In Deer

Hair Loss In Deer

How to submit specimens to the lab