Florina S. Tseng
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Director, Wildlife Clinic
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
DVM - Cornell University - 1981
BS - Oberlin College - 1976
General Research Interest
Wildlife medicine and surgery with an emphasis on seabird biology
Research Sponsor Interest
- Privately Funded Research
Selected Research Projects
Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANet) - a long term collaborative effort to assess the health of seabird populations from Delaware Bay to Atlantic Canada. The network compiles and analyzes data on population distribution, demographics, disease outbreaks, mortality events, and anthropogenic threats to seabirds, waterbirds, and waterfowl. We are also organizing and expanding volunteer-based beached bird surveys and forming a network of interested researchers in the region.
My interest in the subject of analgesia in wildlife patients has led to the development of a research project mapping opioid receptors in the brains of red-tailed hawks. We hope that this data will better inform our analgesic protocols in clinical patients.
Research and Clinical Interests
Clinical wildlife medicine and surgery
The effects of oil pollution on wildlife
Marine ecosystem health
Nisbet, Ian C. T., Tseng, Florina S. and Apanius, Victor. Supplementary material for paper "Decreased Hematocrits in Common Terns Exposed to Oil:
Distinguishing Oil Effects from Natural Variation." To be published in Waterbirds, Vol. 36(2), June 2012
- Murray M, Tseng F. “Diagnosis and Treatment of Secondary Anticoagulant Rodenticide Toxicosis in a Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)”. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. Vol 22(1), 2008.
- Kummrow M, Tseng F, Pessier AP. “What is your diagnosis? (Hypovitaminosis A in a tiger salamander)”. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery Vol 16(4): 144-146, 2006.
- Newman, SH, Harris RJ, Tseng FS. Beach surveys past, present and future: toward a global surveillance network for stranded seabirds. Marine Ornithology Vol. 34 (2): 87–90, 2006.
- Harris RJ, Tseng FT, Pokras MA, Suedmeyer BA, Bogart JSH, Prescott, R and S Newman. “Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) volunteer beached bird surveys in Massachusetts, 2003-4. Marine Ornithology Vol. 34 (2): 115-122, 2006.