Twitter-based early warning system to launch in 2012
A twitter-based early warning system to alert vets and dog owners of cases of canine parvovirus (CPV) in their area is to go live on 1 November 2012.
Launched by Virbac Animal Health, @parvoalert is a twitter feed that updates followers on the geographic location of cases of the disease using the first half of the relevant postcode. The company is asking vets and owners learning of a case to tweet the first half of the postcode where it occurs to @parvoalert. Virbac will then retweet it. It’s also advising vets and owners to check the feed regularly for news of cases. The service is free.
For more information on canine parvovirus visit Vetstream Canis.