Report: Potential for Covid-19 infection in cattle – through inoculation
While no natural infection of Covid-19 has been found in cattle through research to date, it may still be possible for infection to occur…through experiment, however. A recently study of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Germany, found that under experimental conditions, cattle show “low susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 [Covid-19]”. As part of the study, six cattle were intranasally (through the nose) inoculated with SARS-CoV-2, which is the coronavirus strain referred to as Covid-19, and were kept together with three in-contact animals. According to the report, results showed there was a “low-level virus replication”, with reaction observed in two of the inoculated animals. The in-contact animals did not become infected.