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iMPORTANT UPDATE FOR DOG OWNERS
Mar 24, 2020 13:20:07   #
no propaganda please Loc: moon orbiting the third rock from the sun
 
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: mohrenweiser@wvi.com
> To: jmmoline <jmmoline@comcast.net>
> Date: March 23, 2020 at 10:38 AM
> Subject: Covid -19: SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE INDICATES OUR DOGS ARE SAFE
>
>
>
> Jodi
>
>
> could you please distribute this message from AKC regarding the reports of two dogs testing weakly positive for COVID-19 infection.
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Harvey
>
>
> TO SSCA Members
>
>
> Dr Jerry Klein, AKC Chief Veterinary Officer, has addressed the reports of dogs being infected with Covid-19 in several formats
>
> over the last week as you can see below. His conclusion is that these reports of two infected dogs in Hong Kong are weak and questionable.
>
>
> His report and the string of comments provides sources for current status and ongoing updates on the potential for infection of dogs and the status of these reports.
>
> Additional sources of current scientificinformation are the AKC Canine Health Foundation website which also has links to the AVMA website.
>
>
> As with all sources of information in the on-going pandemic, it is critical that the reliability of the sources
>
> and the validity of all data be critically reviewed.
>
>
> As stated below -
>
> at this time, the scientific information indicates that our PETS ARE SAFE.
>
> Keep Save
>
>
> Dr. Harvey Mohrenweiser, Delegate
>
> Standard Schnauzer Club of America
>
>
>
> From: "Dennis Sprung" <Dennis.Sprung@akc.org>
> To: "Delegates" <delegates@akc.org>
> Cc: "DVM Jerry Klein" <dvmklein@aol.com>, "Jerry Klein" <Jerry.Klein@akc.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:16:28 AM
> Subject: Virus
>
> Dear friends,
>
> Please read this important email from our Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry Klein from moments ago.
>
> Stay well
> Dennis
>
> From: Jerry Klein <Jerry.Klein@akc.org>
> Date: March 21, 2020 at 11:57:50 AM EDT
>
> Dear All,
>
>
>
> I hope this finds everyone healthy and safe, though I‘m sure there is a level of anxiety of which few of us have ever experienced.
>
>
>
> In the past 2 weeks, AKC has already conducted two segments on the COVID-19 outbreak. The first one aired on the BLIVE segment ,“Ask the Expert.”
>
> The second one was a SKYPE interview aired this past Wednesday, March 18. These segments provided the latest facts and recommendations that were present at that time on COVID-19 and pets.
>
> In addition, I have addressed questions directly on AKC ‘s Facebook page.
>
>
>
> As you know, facts are changing daily, and I check current updates multiple times per day, including daily CDC and World Health Organization alerts.
>
> The American Veterinary Medical Association has also been a great source of facts and policy for not just dog owners, but also for owners of veterinary clinics and
>
> hospitals during this time, on which I have also done an interview.
>
>
>
> As mentioned, this is a very dynamic situation with changes daily or even multiple times per day as scientists discover new items of this novel virus.
>
> With that in mind, yesterday, we scheduled TWO SKYPE interviews on Monday, March 24 as well as Tuesday , March 25.
>
>
>
> The reporting of a second tested “positive” dog in Hong Kong is in fact a bit disconcerting, although one questions why only in Hong Kong dogs have tested “Weakly Positive”
>
> and nowhere else in the world. Is it the type test administered? The location and density of their population? The difference in testing methods of different countries? Or, the
>
> general testing of dogs? Be aware that Idexx, a large US diagnostic lab, reported last week the results of their testing “thousands” of dogs and cats resulting in not one positive result.
>
>
>
> The good news to take home is that NEITHER of the two “weakly positive” dogs showed any signs of illness. Thus far, there have been NO reports of a dog in the entire world
>
> that has become ill with COVID-19. There has been NO spike in the amount of animal cases presenting to veterinary hospitals with any undetermined illness/fever which
>
> could be possibly caused by COVID-19. The only good news during these times seems to be that , at this time, the scientific information indicates that our PETS ARE SAFE.
>
>
>
> We will continue to be vigilant in monitoring the most recent scientific news briefs to keep AKC, our fancy and all dog owners accurately informed.
>
> Any changes in any information and/or guidelines will be relayed as quickly as possible.
>
>
>
> Thank you for all the concern and support. Let’s hope better news will be able to be given next time we speak.
>
>
>
> Dr. Jerry Klein
>
> CVO
>
> AKC
>

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Mar 24, 2020 14:25:24   #
DonaldR Loc: Florida
 
Ohgeeeze: sounds like arffarting has finally happen !

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Mar 24, 2020 14:31:48   #
no propaganda please Loc: moon orbiting the third rock from the sun
 
DonaldR wrote:
Ohgeeeze: sounds like arffarting has finally happen !


PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR STATEMENT.

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Mar 24, 2020 15:18:50   #
Armageddun Loc: The show me state
 
no propaganda please wrote:
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: mohrenweiser@wvi.com
> To: jmmoline <jmmoline@comcast.net>
> Date: March 23, 2020 at 10:38 AM
> Subject: Covid -19: SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE INDICATES OUR DOGS ARE SAFE
>
>
>
> Jodi
>
>
> could you please distribute this message from AKC regarding the reports of two dogs testing weakly positive for COVID-19 infection.
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Harvey
>
>
> TO SSCA Members
>
>
> Dr Jerry Klein, AKC Chief Veterinary Officer, has addressed the reports of dogs being infected with Covid-19 in several formats
>
> over the last week as you can see below. His conclusion is that these reports of two infected dogs in Hong Kong are weak and questionable.
>
>
> His report and the string of comments provides sources for current status and ongoing updates on the potential for infection of dogs and the status of these reports.
>
> Additional sources of current scientificinformation are the AKC Canine Health Foundation website which also has links to the AVMA website.
>
>
> As with all sources of information in the on-going pandemic, it is critical that the reliability of the sources
>
> and the validity of all data be critically reviewed.
>
>
> As stated below -
>
> at this time, the scientific information indicates that our PETS ARE SAFE.
>
> Keep Save
>
>
> Dr. Harvey Mohrenweiser, Delegate
>
> Standard Schnauzer Club of America
>
>
>
> From: "Dennis Sprung" <Dennis.Sprung@akc.org>
> To: "Delegates" <delegates@akc.org>
> Cc: "DVM Jerry Klein" <dvmklein@aol.com>, "Jerry Klein" <Jerry.Klein@akc.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:16:28 AM
> Subject: Virus
>
> Dear friends,
>
> Please read this important email from our Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry Klein from moments ago.
>
> Stay well
> Dennis
>
> From: Jerry Klein <Jerry.Klein@akc.org>
> Date: March 21, 2020 at 11:57:50 AM EDT
>
> Dear All,
>
>
>
> I hope this finds everyone healthy and safe, though I‘m sure there is a level of anxiety of which few of us have ever experienced.
>
>
>
> In the past 2 weeks, AKC has already conducted two segments on the COVID-19 outbreak. The first one aired on the BLIVE segment ,“Ask the Expert.”
>
> The second one was a SKYPE interview aired this past Wednesday, March 18. These segments provided the latest facts and recommendations that were present at that time on COVID-19 and pets.
>
> In addition, I have addressed questions directly on AKC ‘s Facebook page.
>
>
>
> As you know, facts are changing daily, and I check current updates multiple times per day, including daily CDC and World Health Organization alerts.
>
> The American Veterinary Medical Association has also been a great source of facts and policy for not just dog owners, but also for owners of veterinary clinics and
>
> hospitals during this time, on which I have also done an interview.
>
>
>
> As mentioned, this is a very dynamic situation with changes daily or even multiple times per day as scientists discover new items of this novel virus.
>
> With that in mind, yesterday, we scheduled TWO SKYPE interviews on Monday, March 24 as well as Tuesday , March 25.
>
>
>
> The reporting of a second tested “positive” dog in Hong Kong is in fact a bit disconcerting, although one questions why only in Hong Kong dogs have tested “Weakly Positive”
>
> and nowhere else in the world. Is it the type test administered? The location and density of their population? The difference in testing methods of different countries? Or, the
>
> general testing of dogs? Be aware that Idexx, a large US diagnostic lab, reported last week the results of their testing “thousands” of dogs and cats resulting in not one positive result.
>
>
>
> The good news to take home is that NEITHER of the two “weakly positive” dogs showed any signs of illness. Thus far, there have been NO reports of a dog in the entire world
>
> that has become ill with COVID-19. There has been NO spike in the amount of animal cases presenting to veterinary hospitals with any undetermined illness/fever which
>
> could be possibly caused by COVID-19. The only good news during these times seems to be that , at this time, the scientific information indicates that our PETS ARE SAFE.
>
>
>
> We will continue to be vigilant in monitoring the most recent scientific news briefs to keep AKC, our fancy and all dog owners accurately informed.
>
> Any changes in any information and/or guidelines will be relayed as quickly as possible.
>
>
>
> Thank you for all the concern and support. Let’s hope better news will be able to be given next time we speak.
>
>
>
> Dr. Jerry Klein
>
> CVO
>
> AKC
>
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Thanks for sharing.

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Mar 24, 2020 16:09:49   #
Rose42
 
This is no accident if its true.

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