Wildlife Health Committee

Statement of Purpose

“To provide technical guidance to agency administrations through written documents; to foster communication between those interested in wildlife health issues in the West; and to aid in efficient management of wildlife health issues through regional coordination”.

Revised/Approved July 9, 2017

Feature Publication

Guidelines for health screening and handling of galliforms

Guidelines for health screening and handling of galliforms
139 views / 4083 downloads
    July 1, 2019
Publication Details

Upland game birds are captured and relocated within and between jurisdictions to facilitate a variety of management goals. The movement of wildlife carries the risk of transportation of pathogens to novel environments or populations; as well as the potential for naïve animals contracting disease when exposed to novel pathogens after relocation. Disease surveillance is therefore an important component of all relocation projects.

This document is designed to provide guidelines for diagnostic testing procedures that can inform management decisions, while at the same time protecting the health of wild bird flocks as well as reducing the risk of pathogen transmission to domestic poultry flocks. Although these guidelines were developed primarily for use by jurisdictions affiliated with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), some may have broader application.  The gallinaceous species groups covered in this protocol are pheasants, grouse, quail, turkeys, prairie chickens and chukars.

A product of the WAFWA Wildlife Health Committee, July 2019.

Other Publications
Guidelines for health screening and handling of galliforms
1 file(s) 4083 downloads 139 views
1.38 MB July 1, 2019
Recommendations for Adaptive Management of Chronic Wasting Disease in the West
1 file(s) 3963 downloads 786 views
1.60 MB January 6, 2018
Abnornal Eye Cases in Cervids
1 file(s) 1013 downloads 34 views
688.53 KB June 1, 2017
Talking Points: Resiratory Disease in Wild Sheep
1 file(s) 1673 downloads 114 views
115.87 KB October 1, 2016
2014. WAFWA Wildlife Health Committee. Bighorn Sheep Herd Health Monitoring Recommendations
1 file(s) 374 downloads 1 view
1 MB January 3, 2015
Recommendations for Domestic Sheep and Goat Management In Wild Sheep Habitat
1 file(s) 2475 downloads 34 views
753.16 KB July 21, 2010
A Model Protocol for Purchase, Distribution and Use of Pharmaceuticals in Wildlife
1 file(s) 1531 downloads 57 views
119.42 KB January 6, 2010

    Members List

    Anne Justice-Allen, Chair
    Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
    Nate LaHue, Vice Chair
    Nevada Department of Wildlife
    Jeb Williams, Leadership Sponsor
    North Dakota Game and Fish Dept.