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Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics


Longhorned (and other) Ticks In New Jersey

The Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics (OFWHF) conducts investigations and research on diseases of captive and free-ranging fish and wildlife. It also performs tests and analyses of biological samples for law enforcement cases. Diagnostic services and treatments of the fish stocks at the Hackettstown and Pequest hatcheries are a continuing function of this office.


Eastern Equine Encephalitis Documented in NJ Deer 10/31/19

Chronic Wasting Disease Information

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in New Jersey
Mange in Fox and Coyote
Mosquito Control and West Nile Virus Information
West Nile Virus (WNV) Information (NJ Dept. of Health)
Bird Flu Information
Fish Health in New Jersey
Research on Contaminants in River Otters in New Jersey (pdf, 220kb)
Reporting Dead or Sick Wildlife (pdf, 100kb)


Guidance to NJ Residents Who Hunt Deer, Elk or Moose in States Where CWD is Present
NJ Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory (AHDL) (NJ Dept. of Agriculture)
Wildlife Disease Fact Sheets (Northeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative)

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P.O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Last Updated: November 21, 2019