July 2, 2022
Silvery salamander, Ambystoma platineum. Photo by Uros Marjanovic.

Salamander Video Series: Silvery Salamander Health Assessment

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By Kathy Andrews Wright

Film Date: 

August, September and October 2021 and March 2022

Speaker: 

Laura Adamovicz, Wildlife Veterinarian, Wildlife Epidemiology Lab, University of Illinois

Produced by:

Sarah and Uros Marjanovic

Edited by:

Sarah Marjanovic

In Part 2 of the Salamanders of Illinois video series, Laura Adamovicz, Wildlife Veterinarian with the University of Illinois Wildlife Epidemiology Lab, along with Michelle Waligora and Kennymac Durante, fourth year University of Illinois veterinary students and members of the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab, discuss the critical importance of assessing the health of animals. In a project ongoing since 2016, the Lab, in collaboration with the Illinois Natural History Survey, has been conducting health assessments of adult silvery salamanders in Illinois.

If you are interested in viewing the text alternative for the video click the CC option at the lower margin of the video.


Kathy Andrews Wright is retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources where she was editor of Outdoor Illinois magazine. She is currently the editor of Outdoor Illinois Wildlife Journal and Illinois Audubon magazine.

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