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Zoos Begin to Vaccinate Animals Against Covid-19

08/26/21 By
Merck Veterinary Manual

Since early in the pandemic, zoo animals, including tigers, lions, and a gorilla troop, have tested positive for COVID-19. The Oakland Zoo in California is among the United States zoos vaccinating animals with an experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

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More information on preventive medicine for zoo animals is available in the MSD Veterinary Manual.

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Fluid Therapy in Animals
Abnormalities of circulation can be due to a number of causes and may result in circulatory shock, an emergency situation. All types of circulatory shock respond to administration of fluid therapy to some extent, but some types require additional medications. Which type of circulatory shock is most readily handled with fluid therapy alone?