• 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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    • 28/07/2020
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    Brachycephalic dogs, snoring is not cute!

    Brachycephalic dogs, snoring is not cute!

    A paradigm shift in the Netherlands? In July 2014, a change of law concerning article 3.4 in the Animal Keepers Decree, came into effect. Since then it has been prohibited to breed companion animals in such a way that it affects the welfare and health of the parent and/or the offspring. This concerns hereditary diseases,

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    • 01/07/2020
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    38 French Bulldog puppies died on flight from Ukraine to Canada

    38 French Bulldog puppies died on flight from Ukraine to Canada

    On June 13, 500 French Bulldog puppies were confiscated from the plane at the Toronto airport upon its arrival from Ukraine. Animals were suffering from dehidration, weakness, vomiting, and 38 of the puppies were dead. Findings like this one are just a peak of an iceberg of a lucrative puppy market, especially of popular breeds

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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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