2020, Cilt 36, Sayı 5, Sayfa(lar) 126-134
The role and importance of veterinarians in epidemics "with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic"
Gökhan Aslım, Aşkın Yaşar
Selçuk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Veteriner Hekimliği Tarihi ve Deontoloji Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, veterinarians
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Veterinarians, who are very familiar with coronaviruses, have responsibilities in the protection of animal health and public health, as well as in vaccine, serum, and biological material studies, which are methods of combating the Coronavirus. In the study, it has been aimed to reveal the role and importance of veterinarians in epidemics and the services they provide in such situations specific to the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be said that the veterinarians have much information and experience gained after years of experience in combatting epidemic animal diseases, and therefore, to protect animal health and public health, it should be acknowledged that veterinarians have a very important role in all stages of the pandemic and corresponding health policies should be developed.