COVID-19 Related Resources for Veterinarians – ARCHIVED 31-Dec-2021
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel coronavirus not previously identified in humans, that has been named SARS-CoV-2. It was first recognized in December-2019 in Wuhan, China, as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia in people. It is suspected that the COVID-19 virus may have first been transmitted to people at a seafood market where other live animals and animal products were present, but the animal species of origin is still unclear. Since then, transmission of the virus has been primarily person-to-person, particularly through close contact.
Below is an ARCHIVED list of resources for veterinary staff and animal owners related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This list of resources is no longer being updated as of December 31, 2021. Please contact email@example.com if you find ay links that are broken or no longer valid and should be removed.
For veterinarians in Ontario, some helpful links to refer to when discussing COVID-19 with your clients and staff:
General Infection Control Resources:
COVID-19 Resources: Animal Health (Canada)
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (COVID-19 FAQ) – Member login required
- Guide to mitigating the risk of infection in veterinary practices during the COVID-19 pandemic (24-Dec-2021)
- Domestic poultry and swine do not transmit COVID-19
- Interim guidance for laboratories testing animals for SARS-CoV-2 (requires OAHN login)
- Canadian rapid qualitative risk assessment: SARS-CoV-2 in livestock (30-Sep-2020)
COVID-19 Resources: Animal Health (US/International)