This Week’s Helpful Links  

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  Northwest’s small pig farmers face promise and perils amid the coronavirus pandemic – The Seattle Times Interesting study on which species may be infected by SARS-CoV-2 – News-Medical.net Emergency Animal Sheltering During Coronavirus Disease Pandemic – National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition Amid threats and political pushback, public health officials are leaving their posts – The Washington Post Officials On Alert For African Horse Sickness – Bovine Veterinarian Don’t just think outside the box: How to approach practice challenges with alternative thinking – VetSuccess   Posted June 26, 2020...

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COVID-19: A Guide to Reopening Veterinary Medicine in Washington – Phase 2

  |   COVID-19

The WSVMA is releasing a new version of COVID-19: A Guide to Reopening Veterinary Medicine in Washington – Phase 2 to give additional information for practices as counties open up into Phases 2 and 3 during the pandemic. The Guide, written by well-known expert Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM in partnership with the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, lays out a comprehensive plan to assist veterinary practices to implement appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of both veterinary clients...

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New Covid-19 one health toolkit available

  |   COVID-19

The Toolkit: One Health Approach to Address Companion Animals with SARS-CoV-2 is now available on the CDC website. This document is intended to provide guidance to public health and animal health officials involved in managing companion animals diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 and other One Health partners.   Posted June 19, 2020...

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New CDC Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers

  |   COVID-19

The CDC has released the Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan. This document is a companion piece to the recently released guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers. Agricultural employers can use this checklist to create a COVID-19 assessment and control plan for applying specific preparation, prevention, and management measures to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. The checklist is divided into five sections: assessment, control plan, shared housing, transportation, and children. You can find...

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New veterinary client communication regulations set to take effect end of July

  |   Practice Management, State Regulatory

The Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) has finalized new rules that establish minimum requirements for veterinarians when communicating evaluation and treatment options to clients. The new rule is intended “to ensure care provided promotes the health and safety of animal patients based on client decisions and emphasizes the importance of consultation with clients.” The decision to establish the new requirements stems from a 2017 petition by a pet owner whose dog died after being given NSAIDs and who wanted to...

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