Routine Testing Of Animals For COVID-19 Is Not Recommended By AVMA

A number of agencies have weighed-in on the decision, which the AVMA is highlighting on its website. ( File Photo )

Routine testing of animals for COVID-19 is not recommended by the AVMA, CDC, USDA, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), or National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV). Because the situation is ever-evolving, public and animal health officials may decide to test certain animals. In the United States, the decision to test should be made collaboratively between the attending veterinarian and local, state, and/or federal public health and animal health officials. You can learn more about the recommendations here:

https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/testing-animals-sars-cov-2

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