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COVID-19, B.canis & Salmonella: Legislative Reporting Requirements

COVID-19, B.canis & Salmonella: Legislative Reporting Requirements

  • 24/02/2021 12:08:00
From the week commencing 22nd February 2021 there is a legal obligation in England and Scotland to report the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in mammals. Wales and Northern Ireland also intend to introduce similar legislation shortly thereafter to make SARS-CoV-2 reportable. Amendments to the Zoonoses Order 1989 add SARS-CoV-2 to the Order making it a designated organism and its detection reportable. In England, amendments also include changes to the list of animal species for which Salmonella and Brucel...
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COVID-19: Updated Government Advice on Pets & Ferrets

COVID-19: Updated Government Advice on Pets & Ferrets

  • 11/12/2020 15:31:00
Currently, the advice from governments across the UK is that there is limited evidence to suggest that companion animals can contract COVID-19 and if they do, they tend to show only mild symptoms and recover within a few days.
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COVID-19: Firebreak Lockdown in Wales

COVID-19: Firebreak Lockdown in Wales

  • 23/10/2020 15:57:00
All of Wales is subject to a 17-day ‘firebreak’ lockdown from 6pm on Friday 23rd October until midnight Sunday 8th November. Veterinary practices in Wales are not exempt from the these Lockdown measures.
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COVID-19 confirmed in pet cat in the UK

COVID-19 confirmed in pet cat in the UK

  • 27/07/2020 16:16:00
The UK’s CVO has confirmed that the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been detected in a pet cat in the UK. The infection was confirmed following tests at the APHA laboratory in Weybridge on 22 July.
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