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
74 views / 605 downloads
    pdf, 1.38 MB
    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.

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Guidelines for health screening and handling of galliforms
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1.38 MB July 1, 2019
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    Members List

    Ann Justice-Allen, Chair
    Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
    Mike Miller, Member
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    Margo Pybus, Member
    Alberta, Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch
    Kimberlee Beckmen, Member
    Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
    Caeley Thacker, Member
    British Columbia, Fish & Wildlife Branch
    Brandon Munk, Member
    California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
    Jeff Ver Steeg, Member
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    Mary Wood, Member
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    Toby Boudreau, Member
    Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
    Shane Hesting, Member
    Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
    Jennifer Ramsey, Member
    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
    Charlie Bahnson, Member
    North Dakota Game and Fish Dept.
    Will Inselman, Member
    Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
    Kerry Mower, Member
    New Mexico Dept. of Game &Fish
    Brett Elkin, Member
    Northwest Territories, Wildlife Division
    Nate Lahue, Member
    Nevada Dept. of Wildlife
    John Kanta, Member
    South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
    Steve Griffin, Member
    South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
    Iga Stasiask, Member
    Saskatchewan, Fish and Wildlife Branch
    Brett Elkin, Member
    Northwest Territories, Wildlife Division
    Nate Lahue, Member
    Nevada Dept. of Wildlife
    Tom Kirschenmann, Member
    South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
    Steve Griffin, Member
    South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
    Iga Stasiask, Member
    Saskatchewan, Fish and Wildlife Branch
    Jerry Shaw, Member
    Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
    Colin Gillin, Member
    Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
    Bob Dittmar, Member
    Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
    Annette Roug, Member
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
    Kristin Mansfield, Member
    Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
    Samantha Allen, Member
    Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.
    Mary Vanderkop, Member
    Yukon, Dept. of Environment