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BSAVA President, Professor Ian Ramsey has commented on the Defra announcement of the first confirmed case of a pet cat infected with COVID-19 in the UK.

BSAVA President, Professor Ian Ramsey said: “A very small number of cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in pets worldwide and pet owners should not be unduly concerned. 

“If pet owners have any concerns about their pet, in particular if they are showing signs of respiratory or gastrointestinal illness, they should contact their vet who can advise them on the best course of action and decide if any testing is required.

“Vets in practice can access BSAVA’s Guidance on COVID-19 testing for pets on the BSAVA dedicated COVID-19 website. The Guidance outlines what vets can do if they have a suspected case of COVID-19 in a pet and it should be read in conjunction with APHA advice for vets.” 

BSAVA President, Professor Ian Ramsey has commented on the Defra announcement of the first confirmed case of a pet cat infected with COVID-19 in the UK.

BSAVA President, Professor Ian Ramsey said: “A very small number of cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in pets worldwide and pet owners should not be unduly concerned. 

“If pet owners have any concerns about their pet, in particular if they are showing signs of respiratory or gastrointestinal illness, they should contact their vet who can advise them on the best course of action and decide if any testing is required.

“Vets in practice can access BSAVA’s Guidance on COVID-19 testing for pets on the BSAVA dedicated COVID-19 website. The Guidance outlines what vets can do if they have a suspected case of COVID-19 in a pet and it should be read in conjunction with APHA advice for vets.” Read more…

 

BSAVA information for vets on COVID-19 testing is available hereand further veterinary advice on COVID-19 is available here https://www.bsava.com/veterinaryadvice

 

 

 

BSAVA information for vets on COVID-19 testing is available hereand further veterinary advice on COVID-19 is available here https://www.bsava.com/veterinaryadvice

 

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