As exotic animal veterinary professionals, we must be proactive and share accurate information.*
Did you know that some shelters have been inundated with surrendered pet ferrets since the starts of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic?
What do you know about coronaviruses in ferrets?
What precautions should pet owners with COVID-19 take with companion animals?
What safeguards should veterinary health professionals employ during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Click on the button below to read the data compiled by:
Thomas Donnelly, DVM, DACLAM, DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), DECZM (Small Mammal)
with helpful critique and input provided by:
Giacomo Rossi, DVM, PhD, MS, DECZM (WHP), EBVS
Susan Orosz, DVM, PhD, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM
Cathy Johnson-Delaney, DVM
Then deep dive into coronaviruses with an addendum shared by Giacomo Rossi, DVM, PhD, MS, DECZM (WHP), EBVS
COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving public health issue