This webinar was recorded on August 13th, 2020
As the COVD-19 pandemic continues, many questions remain unanswered about this emerging disease. This webinar with subject matter experts from across the exotic animal industry provides an overview of what we currently know about this emerging disease, what we still don’t know, and the impact on zoological facilities.
Speakers will be going over disease pathology, species susceptibility, testing recommendations, the importance of One Health, and more!
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Slides, resources, and references from this session or organized by presentation below:
SARS-CoV-2 in Animals
Karen Terio, DVM, PhD, DACVP Chief, Zoological Pathology Program – University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory” ]
- CDC COVID-19 Information on Pets & Other Animals
- USDA COVID-19 Information
- Considerations for the Management of Non-Domestic Species in Human Care During COVID-19
- OIE Considerations for sampling, testing, and reporting of SARS-CoV-2 in animals
COVID-19 Species Susceptibility
Paige Brock, DVM, DACZM, Chair, Animal Health & Welfare Committee – American Association of Zoo Veterinarians” ]
- Abdel-Moneim, Ahmed S., and Elsayed M. Abdelwhab. “Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 Infection of Animal Hosts.” Pathogens9.7 (2020): 529.
- Cleary, Simon J., et al. “Animal models of mechanisms of SARS‐CoV‐2 infection and COVID‐19 pathology.” British Journal of Pharmacology(2020).
- Imai, Masaki, et al. “Syrian hamsters as a small animal model for SARS-CoV-2 infection and countermeasure development.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117.28 (2020): 16587-16595.
- Munster, Vincent J., et al. “Respiratory disease in rhesus macaques inoculated with SARS-CoV-2.” Nature(2020): 1-7.
- Qiu, Ye, et al. “Predicting the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) utilizing capability as the receptor of SARS-CoV-2.” Microbes and infection (2020).
- Richard, Mathilde, et al. “SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted via contact and via the air between ferrets.” bioRxiv (2020).
- Rockx, Barry, et al. “Comparative pathogenesis of COVID-19, MERS, and SARS in a nonhuman primate model.” Science368.6494 (2020): 1012-1015.
- Sarkar, Jayanta, and Rajdeep Guha. “Infectivity, virulence, pathogenicity, host-pathogen interactions of SARS and SARS-CoV-2 in experimental animals: a systematic review.” Veterinary Research Communications(2020): 1-10.
- Schlottau, Kore, et al. “SARS-CoV-2 in fruit bats, ferrets, pigs, and chickens: an experimental transmission study.” The Lancet Microbe (2020).
- Shi, Jianzhong, et al. “Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals to SARS–coronavirus 2.” Science368.6494 (2020): 1016-1020.ces117.28 (2020): 16587-16595.
- Sit, Thomas HC, et al. “Infection of dogs with SARS-CoV-2.” Nature(2020): 1-6.
- Takayama, Kazuo. “In vitro and Animal Models for SARS-CoV-2 research.” Trends in Pharmacological Sciences(2020).
- (Pre-print*) Woolsey, Courtney, et al. “Establishment of an African green monkey model for COVID-19.” bioRxiv(2020)
- Zhai, Xiaofeng, et al. “Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein binding to ACE2 receptors from human, pets, farm animals, and putative intermediate hosts.” Journal of Virology(2020).
*Note This article is available pre-print and has not been peer reviewed at the time of this posting. Such articles should not be regarded as conclusive, guide clinical practice/health-related behavior, or be reported in news media as established information.
One Health opportunities for the zoo community during COVID and in a ‘post-pandemic’ world
Sharon Deem, DVM, Ph.D, Dipl ACZM, Director – Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine” ]
- One Health Commission
- One Health Initiative
- AVMA COVID-19 Resources
- AMA COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians
- CDC One Health
- LitCovid: Curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel coronavirus
CDC COVID-19 One Health Working Group: Zoo and Wildlife Subgroup
Jeanie Lin, DVM, MPH, MLA, VMO and Acting Director, Emergency Programs and Occupational Safety and Health, USDA Animal Care” ]
Contact [email protected] for Zoonoses and One Health Updates
- All Partners Call: COVID-19 and One Health Updates
- CDC Interim Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in North American Wildlife
- CDC Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Animals
- Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Veterinary Clinics Treating Companion Animals During the COVID-19 Response
- Toolkit: One Health Approach to Address Companion Animals with SARS-CoV-2
- COVID-19 Considerations for Animal Activities at Fairs, Shows, and Other Events