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Aug 4, 2022

This week we do a deep-dive into the latest avian flu outbreak with Dr. Jennifer Ramsey, the state wildlife veterinarian for Montana. The latest outbreak was notable for its severity and the breadth of species it reached -- from waterfowl to raptors to turkeys. Dr. Ramsay said they would sometimes even find an entire nest, adults and fledglings, that had succumbed to the virus. Plus: Going from a traditional veterinary practice to wildlife veterinary medicine; ornery moose, and what biologists are watching for during the fall migration.

2:00 A peek inside a scientist's work freezer

5:00 Wildlife CSI

6:00 Marcia's stuffed zucchini recipe

10:00 Regular veterinary medicine to wildlife veterinary medicine

15:00 Avian influenza + wildlife... not all influenzas are created equal

17:00 The current avian flu is hitting snow and Canada geese especially hard; raptors are also struggling

20:00 Transmission by nasal secretions, saliva, feces (...but how did the turkeys get it!?)

21:00 Avian flu symptoms in birds

22:00 So... can you eat them?

25:00 Seeing an entire nest of raptors (adults + chicks) succumbed to avian flu

27:00 Proximity to people influences the degree to which birds are tested/detected

29:00 The role of the public in avian flu detection

34:00 Communicating a wildlife pandemic with the public 

40:00 The timing of migrations and avian flu outbreak

42:00 Transmission between domestic and wild birds

49:00 Mortality in bad bird flu outbreaks can be severe

52:00 Darting an ornery moose at a campground

56:00 Darted animals... you're safe with us!