Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
Animal and Agriculture References
Center for Disease Control
CDC applies critical science to provide health information and guidance to protect our nation against health threats, and assist with response when these arise.
American Veterinary Medical Society
The AVMA is an association veterinarians advocating for advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health. The site has resources for veterinarian, pet owners and shelters on best management practices during the COVID19 pandemic.
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
AABP is an association of Cattle veterinarians dedicated to the advancement of Dairy and Beef Cattle medicine and production. They have compiled a list of best practices for continuing essential veterinary services. Resources For Cattle Veterinarians Regarding The Covid-19 Outbreak
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
AASV is an association of swine veterinarians dedicated to the advancement of swine medicine and production. Their webpage lists multiple resources for swine veterinarians in dealing with farms affected by Covid or affected by supply chain issues caused by Covid. There are also farm planning tools available for disaster management.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the health and welfare of small animals. They have particular expertise in companion animal rescue, sheltering and adoption. ASPCA has collaborated with other NGOs and organizations with subject matter expertise to produce guidance documents for pet owners and animal shelters dealing with Covid19.
The United State Department of Agriculture is the lead federal agency on animals, agriculture and food related issues. USDA has multiple COVID-19 related assistance programs and guidance through its many divisions. The programs include direct assistance, guidance documents and best practice recommendations, along with updates on the evolving situation of animal susceptibility and food supply chain issues.
US Department of Transportation
USDOT has regulatory authority over trucking and overland transport of goods, emergency measures have been instituted to mitigate supply chain issues related to the trucking industry. US Department of Transportation Issues National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak
National Milk Producers Federation
The national milk producers federation is an industry group focused on the production, distribution and marketing of milk and dairy products. The website provides resources and lists some of the challenges and responses the dairy industry is facing during the COVID19 pandemic.
US Poultry and Egg Association
THE US Poultry and Egg Association is an industry group focused on the promotion of US poultry in the United States and abroad. There website has information on supply chain issues and links to important labor safety guidance from CDC, NIOSH and OSHA as related to food production.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to achieve food security for all. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. Guidelines to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on livestock production and animal health