Hamza Jawad1*, Riaz Ahmed Gul1, Nasir Iqbal2, Talha Safdar1, Muhammad Ammun Bashir1,Hafiz Muhammad Mubashar Ali1, Muhammad Tasadaq Hameed1 and Ateeq Iqbal1
1Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
2Department of Veterinary Surgery and Pet Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Hamza Jawad, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
Received: November 24, 2020; Published: December 09, 2020
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has affected the current food system globally. Like the health system, the stability of the food system should be a priority during any pandemic and associated lockdowns. COVID-19 pandemic is severely affecting food safety, food security and overall food chain. Livestock sector is a major source of animal food products and by-products. The economics of the processed milk and meat industries are being severely affected during the lockdown. Due to the lack of transportation facilities, livestock products are not available to everyone. Several issues are faced by agriculture, dairy and poultry farmers during this pandemic. This review article highlights the importance of incorporating new technologies into the livestock sector to lessen the undesirable effects of the pandemics on the animal-based food industry and farming. Animal production and disease resistance must be improved through breeding and genetics discussed in this article below. The role of veterinarians in maintaining animal health and preventing zoonotic diseases during infectious diseases has also been highlighted. Digitalization and implementation of new policies in the livestock and poultry sector regarding the telemedicine, online sale and purchase of animals and their products is inevitable especially in underdeveloped countries. Such guidelines could help the state overcome crises related to food, livestock and human health in pandemics.
Keywords: COVID-19; Livestock Sector; Telemedicine; Meat and Milk; Zoonosis
Citation: Hamza Jawad., et al. “Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Dairy and Poultry Sectors: Future Guidelines for Overcoming these Effects". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.1 (2021): 12-18.
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