Advice for companion animal practitioners during the COVID-19 outbreak

Advice for pet owners for visiting your vet during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Latest News on COVID-19 Outbreak

    • 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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    • 10/06/2020
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    WSAVA/FECAVA/PSAVA Congress Postponed to March 2021

    WSAVA/FECAVA/PSAVA Congress Postponed to March 2021

    Following some careful consideration and a range of online meetings WSAVA, FECAVA and PSAVA have agreed to postpone this Year’s joint Congress. WSAVA will issue shortly the following statement: The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has postponed its 2020 World Congress because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The global event was scheduled to be held

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    • 18/04/2020
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    Advice about routine prophylactic vaccination during the pandemic

    Advice about routine prophylactic vaccination during the pandemic

    Many animal owners are these days asking about how to proceed with the vaccinations of their pets in the time of the pandemic, when many veterinary clinics are accepting emergency cases only, and many countries have restrictions on the public movement of people. Can the vaccination be postponed? Will their animal stay protected? Various organizations

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