Army Trains Chippiparai, Cocker Spaniel Dog Breeds To Detect COVID-19
To secure Army’s movements, dog breeds ‘Chippiparai’ and ‘Cocker Spaniel’ have been trained to detect COVID-19. The Army has deployed a two-year-old Cocker Spaniel - ‘Casper’ and one-year-old Chippiparai - ‘Jaya’ in transit camps of Delhi and Chandigarh. Trained to identify the virus through urine and sweat, 22 samples detected by dogs have been found COVID-19 positive. Besides, the Army has roped eight more dogs for training.