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BOAH keeping the public informed during pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS — Over the past few months, the Indiana Board of Animal Health has been busy working with various state and government agencies to help keep the public informed and up to date on what is going on during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bret Marsh, the state veterinarian for the BOAH, said the last several months have seen a lot of activity for the board.

Marsh said BOAH has been busy answering questions from concerned Hoosiers on how COVID-19 affects animals, biosecurity rules that may need to be implemented and concerns about processing plant closures.

The state veterinarian said BOAH supported and helped answer questions on elective companion animal surgeries, such as spay and neutering, being postponed.

“I’d be remiss if I didn’t say the final chapter of this hasn’t been written yet,” Marsh said.

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