Pandemic Preparedness and Your Livestock

COVID-19 and Your Pets and Livestock

The exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), is not clear, but has been identified from an animal source. There have been a number of cases in various animal species, but there  is currently no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus to people. However, the virus has been found to spread from people to animals in some situations. Learn more about what is known about COVID-19 and various animal species.

COVID-19 and Pets

COVID-19 and Animals
FAQs about COVID-19 and Animals.
COVID-19: If You Have Pets
Information on the risks of spread between pets and people and what to do if you have pets.

COVID-19 Information for Veterinarians

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Federal website for information on COVID-19.
US Government: The White House, CDC, FEMA
COVID-19 Resources for Swine Veterinarians
Resources and practice considerations for swine practitioners during COVID-19.
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
COVID-19: Keeping Veterinary Teams Healthy
Information on preventive actions for employees at your clinic.
American Veterinary Medical Association
COVID-19: What Veterinarians Need to Know
Website of resources on business operation, COVID and animals, and employee health.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Enforcement Policy Regarding Federal VCPR Requirements to Facilitate Veterinary Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Guidance to facilitate veterinarains' ability to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food and Drug Administration
Guidance for Managing Veterinary Employees With Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Exposure or Disease
Information for managing veterinary facility employees with COVID-19 exposure.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Telehealth and Telemedicine in Veterinary Practice
Information on how veterinary clinicsl can use telemedicine.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Temporary Guidance For Veterinarains and Producers: Telemedicine and the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR)
Guidance to assist bovine veterinarians in providing essential services to clients utilizing telemedicine.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Milk Producers Federation, AABP

COVID-19 and Livestock


CFAP Frequently Asked Questions for Cattle Producers
Factsheet addressing FAQs by cattle producers about CFAP.
Iowa Cattlemen's Association
Considerations for Slowing Feedlot Cattle Growth Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Factsheet with suggestions, strategies, and guidelines for beef cattle marketing decisions.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension and Iowa State University Extension
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP): NCBA Background and FAQs
Factsheet on the CFAP and its application for beef producers.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Coronavirus Information for Beef Producers
Website of COVID-19 resources for cattle producers.
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
COVID-19 Resources
Website of COVID-19 resources for cattle producers and veterinarains.
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
Dairy and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
Information on eligible dairy operations for the CFAP.
Livestock and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
Information on eligible livestock for the CFAP.


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Frequently Asked Questions by Dairy Farmers
FAQs about CFAP and dairy farms.
National Milk Producers Federation
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for Dairy Producers
USDA factsheet of information on CFAP for dairy producers.
USDA Farm Service Agency
Coronavirus Prevention and Management: Dairy Farmer Handbook
Preventive measures, employer action steps, and FAQs regarding COVID-19 and dairy farms.
National Milk Producers Federation
Coronavirus Resources for Dairy Farmers
Main website of COVID-19 resources for dairy farmers.
National Milk Producers Federation
COVID-19 Related Disposal of Surplus Milk
Guidance on emergency management of milk.
Environmental Protection Agency


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) For Swine Producers
Main webpage of COVID-19 resources from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.
COVID-19: Preparing and Responding to a Positive Case on Your Farm
Prepare and manage the risk of COVID-19 on your farm.
Pork Checkoff
Farm Crisis Operations Planning Tool
Learn how to establish a site-specific crisis operating plan for business continuity.
Pork Checkoff, NPPC, SHIC, AASV
Practical Biosecurity Recommendations to Prevent COVID-19 in Farm Workers and Allied Operations
Recommendations for protection the health of personnel on swine farms.
University of Minnesota Swine Disease Eradication Center
What Pork Producers Need to Know About COVID-19
Information and resources for planning and preparation for COVID-19 impacts to swine producers.
Pork Checkoff


COVID-19 Information and Resources for Poultry Producers
Main website of COVID-19 resources for poultry producers.
U.S. Poultry and Egg Association


Wool and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
Information on eligible wool producers for the CFAP.