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  • COVID-19: What you need to know

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    From the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry COVID-19 and Pets – Frequently asked questions Can I get the COVID-19 virus from my pet? At this point there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19. If I test positive for COVID-19 what should I do about my pet? People with COVID-19 who are identified by public health officials as requiring home care and isolation should be advised to limit interaction with … Read More »

  • Veterinarian recognized for pet emergency disaster planning, response, recovery work

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    Reneé Poirrier, D.V.M., recently received the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) Lifetime Achievement award for her long-term commitment and excellence in emergency preparedness. Through her role as the volunteer director of the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART), Poirrier, has served as an integral part of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s (LDAF) All Hazard Incident Management Team as a technical specialist since 2003. LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., congratulated Poirier on the achievement. … Read More »