COVID-19 EMS reduction impacts student confidence

Veterinary students who had their practical training requirements reduced during the coronavirus pandemic will not feel comfortable tackling many critical “day one competencies”, a new study has suggested. Researchers at The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have called for new ways of delivering clinical experiences to be explored in new analysis. … Read more

Dogs may be better at detecting Covid-19 than nasal PCR tests, study finds | Coronavirus

Trained dogs may be able to detect Covid-19 more effectively than nasal swab PCR tests, according to new research. A study published on Wednesday by the peer-reviewed Plos One journal found that canines were able to better detect the presence of Covid than PCR antigenic tests in both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. In the study, … Read more

Pirbright pig respiratory coronavirus model could help COVID-19 knowledge

Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have developed a model of pig respiratory coronavirus (PRCV) they hope will help colleagues researching COVID-19 and other diseases. Human coronaviruses including Middle East respiratory syndrome and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are zoonotic, so any research to aid understanding of the diseases could potentially benefit both human and animal … Read more