As early as October last year, the Carnivak-Cov vaccine was tested on dogs, cats, mink and foxes.
In Russia, the first animal corona vaccine has been approved. Already in October last year, the vaccine Carnivak-Cov was tested on dogs, cats, mink and foxes, according to the Russian veterinary authorities.
– All test animals that were vaccinated have developed antibodies to the coronavirus. In 100 percent of cases, says Konstantin Savenkov. He has played a leading role in the development of the vaccine.
Mass production of the vaccine is expected to begin in April.
The Russian veterinary authorities, Rosselkhosnadsor, refer in the discussion of the new vaccine to Denmark’s decision to kill 15 million mink last year. It happened due to fears that a mutated coronavirus would spread from mink to humans.
Rosselkhosnadsor says in a statement that Carnivak-Cov is the world’s first and only product that can prevent covid-19 in animals.
Russian researchers say the use of the vaccine could prevent virus mutations.
Animal breeders and private companies in a number of countries have expressed interest in Carnivak-Cov. This applies to Greece, Poland, Austria, the USA, Canada and Singapore, among others.
Sources in the military in St. Petersburg announced earlier this week that army dogs will be vaccinated before being set to perform tasks at airports and in connection with military maneuvers.
Russia has spent a lot of resources on spreading the state-sponsored Sputnik V vaccine. It has been met with skepticism in many places.
The prominent medical journal The Lancet has confirmed that Sputnik V is safe and more than 90 percent effective.
/ ritzau / AFP