Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
There have been no reports of livestock becoming ill with COVID-19 in the United States. However, the pandemic is impacting our practices, communities, clients, and families.
This page was last updated June 24, 2020.
Recommendations for Swine Veterinarians, AASV (April 24, 2020)
COVID-19 Resource Center for Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel, National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians
Legislation and Business
COVID-19 State Orders affecting veterinary practices as essential businesses, telemedicine, PPE, personnel reserves orders and opportunities, and more
Veterinary Board Actions, by State, American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). State-by-state CE requirements, telehealth guidance.
Crisis Planning Tools and Animal Welfare Considerations
Farm Crisis Planning
Updated! Preparation and Planning Resources for Swine Depopulation and Disposal, National Pork Board
New! Mass Depopulation Planning Tools, North Carolina State University
Animal Growth Resources, Iowa Pork Industry Center
Euthanasia and Depopulation
Updated! Recommendations for the Depopulation of Swine (June 9, 2020)
Updated! Depopulation Summary Form
Updated! Swine Euthanasia and Depopulation Resources, National Pork Board
Updated! Swine Disposal Resources, National Pork Board
Funding sources: Natural Resources Conservation Service
On-Farm and Producer Resources
National Pork Board: What You Need to Know about COVID-19, including emergency planning and response resources, pork industry talking points, webinars, critical infrastructure employee authorization letter, and resources for employers.
COVID-19 Resources for the Swine Industry, Swine Disease Eradication Center, University of Minnesota
U.S. Pork Packing Plant Map and Operation Status, National Pork Board
COVID-19 FAQ, USDA APHIS and FSIS
Critical Infrastructure Guidance
Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers, Interim Guidance from CDC and OSHA
Agriculture Workers and Employers, Worker Safety and Support, Interim Guidance from CDC and US Dept of Labor
Exposed Critical Workers: Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19, CDC