ISSN: 2582-788X (Online)
COVID-19 outbreak impacts on animal’s health and food production
The SARS-CoV-2 virus has spread swiftly over the world since the first cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020. SARS-CoV-2 is now known to harm not only humans but also pets and other domestic wild and aquatic animals, making it a global health issue. To stop the disease transmission many animals were killed brutally. It is thought that various animals have got COVID from their infected owners. Due to lockdown, farming and fishing activity is reduced. Many animals faced shortage of food, loss of home. This pandemic also affects the economic growth of dairy farms and livestock production. Fish prices raises during first lockdown but gradually decline due to poor demand. This pandemic also affects the livestock supply by imposing shortage of animal’s machinery and shortage of labors and professional services. As animals and humans depend on one another for various purposes so, the animals health is of our great concern. So, the people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should avoid contact with animals. To reduce the food safety risks appropriate slaughter techniques should be used. The impact of covid-19 and animals is summarized in this review.