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COVID-19 is likely to impact animal health

AuthorsGortázar, Christian ; Fuente, José de la
KeywordsAnimal disease management
Economic crisis
Endemic and emerging diseases
Veterinary services
Issue Date15-May-2020
PublisherElsevier BV
CitationPreventive Veterinary Medicine 180: 105030 (2020)
AbstractResponses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have included travel bans and social distancing with “shelter in place” orders, resulting in sudden changes in human activity and subsequent effects on the global and national economy. We speculate that animal health will likely be impacted by COVID-19 through the immediate consequences of sudden human confinement and inactivity, and through the long-term consequences of the upcoming economic crisis on farmer livelihoods and veterinary service capacities. We expect the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis to impact negatively on the control of diseases that are already present in Europe, as well as on the European capacity to prevent and respond in a timely manner to new and emerging animal diseases. We also expect an increased attention to the animal health implications of coronavirus infections in animals. Mechanisms explaining these outcomes include increased wildlife-livestock contacts due to human confinement; disruption of ongoing testing schemes for endemic diseases; lower disease surveillance efforts; and lower capacity for managing populations of relevant wildlife reservoirs. The main mitigation action consists in adapting animal health management strategies to the available resources.
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2020.105030
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