- Should the kennel cough vaccine be given during COVID-19?
- Can cats transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and is there a risk of zoonosis
- What's the difference between FCoV and COVID-19?
- What can we clean a patient with, and will this kill COVID-19?
- Does ultraviolet light actually kill COVID-19?
- Will good weather affect infection rates of COVID-19?
- When should we test an animal for COVID-19?
- How do Face Coverings work?
- What evidence supports use of face coverings?
- How and when to wear a face covering
- Do ferrets and other mustelids pose a zoonotic risk for COVID-19?
- Mink and COVID-19: The Denmark mutation
- What advice should we give owners of ferrets during COVID-19?
- How can we offer a cat friendly environment during COVID-19?
Global veterinary medicine timeline
|c.3000||Mesopotamia. Urlugaledinna named as “expert in healing animals”.|
|2500||China. Veterinary treatises on horses and cattle.|
|2300||Babylonia. Eshuna Code identifies rabies control measures.|
|2200||Babylonia. Code of Hammurabi defines veterinary fees.|
|1800||India. Salihotra named as “veterinarian” of horses.|
|400||Greece. Hippocrates “humoral pathology” affects veterinary practice for 2000 years.|
|250||India. King Asoka constructs veterinary hospitals.|
|70||Rome. Varro: treatise indicates a veterinary professional class.|
|330||Byzantium. Apsyrtus called “father of veterinary medicine”.|
|450||Rome. Vegetius books on veterinary art, influential for years.|
|900||England. Anglo-Saxon Leech Book includes animal cures.|
|1350||Italy. Laurence Rusius Hippiatria, widely circulated in printed edition after 1530.|
|1490||Spain. Short-lived veterinary schools established.|
|1522||Spain. Francisco de la Reyna Book of Veterinary.|
|1528||Switzerland. Vegetius work printed as Mulo-Medicina.|
|1565||England. Thomas Blundeville first major English veterinary book on horses.|
|1576||England. George Turbeville first English book dealing with diseases of dogs.|
|1598||Italy. Carlo Ruini first anatomy of the horse prefacing the start of veterinary science.|
|1639||England. Thomas de Grey book on horses, hereditary disease and attempted rationale for common procedures.|
|1664||France. Jacques de Sollysel wrote classic text, recognised glanders.|
|1683||Scotland. Andrew Snape first English equine anatomy book.|
|1711||Italy and England. Giovanni Lasci and Thomas Bates both establish effective methods to control rinderpest, but not used.|
|1720||England. William Gibson surgeon–farrier advances humane treatments, rational medication and education.|
|1761||France. Claude Bourgelat founded Lyon Veterinary School and Alfort School in 1765. Start of veterinary profession.|
|1778||Scotland. James Clark notable book, introduces concept of hygiene, advocated veterinary schools.|
|1783||England. Francis Clater Every man his own farrier the first of many horse doctor books.|
|1785||England. Odiham Agricultural Society proposes a British Veterinary School.|
|1791||England. London Veterinary College founded with Sainbel as first Professor. Start of British veterinary profession.|
Compiled by Bruce Vivash Jones, Senior Vice Chairman of the Veterinary History Society, in July 2010, and reproduced with his permission.