Veterinary Coronavirus Roundup
May 1, 2020
By several measures, the veterinary industry had been thriving until we were blindsided by SARS-CoV-2. In this week’s Roundup, experts from VetWatch help us understand the impact on veterinary businesses.
Plus, one part of our community that wasn’t really blindsided by the novel coronavirus? Wildlife Veterinarians. One of them—Dr. Sonia Hernanzez—shares her perspective.
Watch and send us your feedback on the topics in this week’s Spark Coronavirus Roundup.
Story of the Week: A Look at Antech’s SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Program
The CDC and USDA announced last week that they confirmed the first two cases of companion animals in the US that have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Antech Diagnostics announced that it found the initial positive result as part of its SARS-CoV-2 surveillance program before working with the national health organizations for confirmatory testing.
We spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ogeer, Antech’s vice president of medical affairs and commercial marketing, to discuss what the surveillance program entails, what they’ve learned, and why pet owners should remain calm during this pandemic. …
Read the full article on TodaysVeterinaryPractice.com
Take a Closer Look
Can Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19? Penn Vet Aims to Find Out.
A new training program aims to determine if dogs can identify COVID-19 infected humans via scent detection.
Veterinary Business Insight From VetWatch
The new data platform allows users to target specific regions and analyze purchasing, revenue, and operational trends from thousands of practices.
Resources of the Week
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