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“The health and safety of students and staff are paramount” – RCVS president Niall Connell.
The company has validated a new test and confirmed it has found no positive tests in the thousands of cats and dogs tested.
“…the organisation now feels that public concern and personal safety is too great for the event to go ahead" – BSAVA.
Event was to be held on 20 March in London, but has been postponed until further notice.
Leading veterinary infection control expert warns the profession of possible difficult choices ahead between animal welfare and disease spread.
Coronavirus claims another major event in the UK veterinary calendar as cases of COVID-19 escalate globally.
Annual event, due to be held on 1 April, called off due to coronavirus outbreak. Ceva says it will let people know when it plans to hold rearranged event.
The WSAVA has updated its detailed advice and its response to reports from Hong Kong of a dog testing weakly positive for COVID-19.
College says in the “exceptional circumstances” it accepts vet personnel may have to make clinical and professional judgements to safeguard themselves, their colleagues and public health.
BVA reacts to news and says it is particularly keen not to cause any unnecessary concern that could lead to pet abandonment.
This year’s event in Birmingham set to go ahead at this stage, though organisers will be following any subsequent Government advice.
WSAVA advisory document confirms no evidence exists that pets or other domestic animals can be infected with 2019 n-CoV or that they may be a source of infection to people.