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SARS-CoV-2 and Zoo Animals (Webinar Recording)

This webinar took place on December 8, 2021.

This webinar was presented in partnership with the One Health Federal Interagency COVID-19 Coordination Group (OH-FICC) Wildlife & Zoos Subgroup.

NOTE: As a disclaimer, while this webinar was publicly broadcast and is publicly available as a recording, materials used in this webinar are not intended for media distribution purposes. Some information presented is prepublication and has not been formally published or peer-reviewed.

Webinar Agenda:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks:
    • Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD, DACZM, Director, Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine; Vice President, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV)
  • Setting the Stage: Overview of the Current Situation Regarding SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Zoos
    • Ria R. Ghai, PhD, Doctoral Epidemiologist, One Health Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Karen Terio, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Chief, Zoological Pathology Program, University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; Veterinary Advisor, AZA Felid TAG, Chimpanzee SSP, and Bonobo SSP
  • Preventative Measures Using the Hierarchy of Controls and the Checklist
    • Kate Varela, DVM, MPH, DACVP, Preventative Medicine Fellow, One Health Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Current Felid and Great Ape TAG Recommendations
    • Karen Terio, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Chief, Zoological Pathology Program, University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; Veterinary Advisor, AZA Felid TAG, Chimpanzee SSP, and Bonobo SSP
  •  Case Investigations at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
    • Lauren Howard, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Associate Director of Veterinary Services, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    • Sathya Chinnadurai, DVM, MS, DACZM, DACVAA, DACAW, Director of Animal Health, Saint Louis Zoo
  • Q & A and Announcements
    • Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD, DACZM, Director, Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine; Vice President, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV)
    • Jonathan Sleeman, MA, DVM, BVetMed, Center Director, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center

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