• 21/10/2020
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    CSAVA Annual Conference goes online in 2020

    CSAVA Annual Conference goes online in 2020

    Dear colleagues, based on rapidly evolving domestic and worldwide pandemic related to COVID-19 we would like to announce that we have made the decision to pivot our Annual Conference from an in-person conference to a virtual conference. While we know that some of you were looking forward to coming together in Brno, we feel that

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    • 28/09/2020
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    Helsinki airport puts sniffer dogs to work for COVID-19 detection

    Helsinki airport puts sniffer dogs to work for COVID-19 detection

    In the last months, a few very promising (German, French) pilot studies’ results on sniffing dogs to detect COVID-19 in infected people were published. The Finnish research group, led by Anna Hielm-B jรถrkman of the University of Helsinki, took the next step. With the close collaboration with the Finnish organization specializing in training animals in

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    • 01/08/2020
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    Can dogs diagnose COVID-19 by scent?

    Can dogs diagnose COVID-19 by scent?

    A research team led by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) has published a pilot study with impressive results: trained dogs identified 94 % of positive COVID-19 samples as volatile organic compounds produced during respiratory infections can cause specific scent imprints. Read the paper: Jendrny, P., Schulz, C., Twele, F. et al. Scent dog

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    • 01/07/2020
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    SARS-CoV-2 in Animals – Sampling, Testing, and Reporting

    SARS-CoV-2 in Animals – Sampling, Testing, and Reporting

    Based on the current scientific knowledge, the main route of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is human to human. Even though the disease is currently not a notifiable disease in animals, globally small number of cases of naturally infections has occured in animal (domestic cats, lions, tigers and minks). The infection of animals with SARS-CoV-2 meets the

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