Elanco Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We remain committed to our customers and the animals in their care during this global pandemic.


Animal Health and COVID-19: Common Questions with Answers

As the situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, it often feels like there are more questions than answers. At Elanco, we’re monitoring the situation closely and remain committed to supporting our customers and the animals in their care. As part of that commitment, we’re sharing guidance from our leading scientists and veterinarians, along with third party resources, to provide factual, helpful information in the areas of pet health; the safety of meat, milk and eggs; and animal health and safety on the farm.

Answers to the animal and public health questions below were provided by the following Elanco Animal Health subject matter experts, who address animal health and wellness needs every day:

  • Shabbir Simjee, M.D., Ph.D. in infectious disease, chief medical officer
  • Tony Rumschlag, DVM, director of consulting veterinarians for companion animals
  • Brandon Reinbold, DVM, principal research scientist

You, your employees, and the animals in your care are at the center of all we do. As the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak continues to unfold, please know:

  • Our manufacturing network is fully operational. We’re taking extra precautions to protect our team and continuity of supply. We continue to monitor our supply chain and will work diligently to adapt to this changing situation.
  • We have contingency measures in place, we maintain safety stock supplies and, in some cases, have secondary sourcing options in place if needed, to help prevent supply disruptions.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. We are following all government regulations and taking appropriate measures to keep our employees safe and preventing the spread of COVID-19, including restricting travel, and instituting remote working arrangements for those beyond the labs and manufacturing sites.

Read on for more information, along with a message from our CEO, Jeff Simmons, to find out more about what we are doing today to ensure continuity in our support of our customers and the animals in our collective care. For ongoing updates and more general information on animal health, be sure to follow us on Twitter(@Elanco), Facebook(@elancoanimalhealth), Instagram(@Elanco).

Jeff Simmon’s Message to Our Customers

Keeping Pets and Pet Owners Healthy

Avoid crowds and love your pets

Pets & Social Isolation

“Should I Still take my pet to the vet?”

Adjusting Routine Pet Care

Should we be worried about Eating Meat, Milk and Eggs?

Health and Care of Livestock

Livestock and Coronavirus

Animal Health & Safety

Protein Supply

Dairy Consumers

Further Questions?

We cannot provide the answers to all of your questions in this summary, but many resources are available to help you find additional information. For more information on the COVID-19 virus and safety guidelines, visit the following websites:

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


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