Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue / Edition 1

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The recognition of the importance of safe large animal rescue is quickly growing. The prevailing attitude of large animal owners, whose animals are often pets or a large financial investment, is to demand the safe rescue and treatment of their large animals in emergency situations. Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue is a guide for equine, large animal, and mixed animal veterinarians, zoo and wildlife veterinarians, vet techs, and emergency responders on how to rescue and treat large animals in critical situations while maintaining the safety of both the animal and the rescuer. This book is a must have reference for any individual who deals with large animals in emergency situations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue is an excellentresource on a topic for which little information is readilyavailable. The chapters offer a mixture of general information aswell as more detailed point-by point descriptions of specificemergency procedures... [describes] aspects of large animal rescuethat cannot be easily found elsewhere. This text is ideal fortraining support staff, such as local volunteers andsearch-and-rescue teams." - Journal of the American VeterinaryMedical Association, June 2009

"This valuable new publication is appropriate and timely...almost every conceivable emergency rescue situation is covered,including water and unstable ground, loose animals, trailerincidents, and barn and wildfires. Technical Large AnimalEmergency Rescue is an invaluable reference. It provides ahistory of the field, a review of current understanding, and expertguidance that should be incorporated into the National DisasterManagement System and adopted for use by state and local emergencyresponse and animal care and control professionals." -JAALAS, March 2009

“Readers of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescuewill gain tremendous understanding of how to handle many common andunusual large animal rescue scenarios. This text is a must-have forlarge animal veterinarians, whether they practice ambulatorymedicine, work in public service, or are interested in animalrescue and disaster medicine. This book is also a useful trainingtool for veterinary technicians and veterinary students.” -Compendium Equine, January 2009 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813819983
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Gimenez, Ph.D. (Animal Physiology), MAJ (USAR), is aPrimary Instructor for Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue. Sheis a decorated Iraqi War Veteran, past Logistics Officer forVMAT-2, an invited lecturer on animal rescue topics around theworld, and a freelance writer on equine subjects.

Tomas Gimenez, MVZ, Dr. Med. Vet., is a Professoremeritus for the Animal and Veterinary Science Department atClemson University, National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT),National Disaster Medical System, and an instructor for TechnialLarge Animal Rescue.

Kimberly A. May, DVM, MS is a board certified largeanimal surgeon and the Assistant Director of Professional andPublic Affairs at the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Table of Contents




Introduction (Dr. Richard Mansmann).

Chapter 1. Historical Overview and Development (Dr. RebeccaGimenez).

Chapter 2. Purpose Of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue(Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 3. Incident Prevention and Evacuation Planning (Dr.Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 4. Understanding Large Animal Behavior in TLAERIncidents (Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 5. TLAER Scene Management (Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 6. Understanding Large Animal Restraint in TLAERIncidents (Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 7. Water and Unstable Ground Rescues (Dr. RebeccaGimenez).

Chapter 8. Loose Large Animals (Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 9. Trailer Incidents (Dr. Tomas Gimenez, Dr. RebeccaGimenez).

Chapter 10. Barn and Wild Fires (Lt. (Ret.) Jeff Galloway, Dr.Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 11. Ambulance And Recumbent Animal Transport (Dr.Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 12. Communications in Veterinary Field Operations (Dr.Kathleen Becker, Tori Miller).

Chapter 13. Euthanasia in the Field (Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 14. Rope Rigging and Mechanical Advantage (Dr. TomasGimenez).

Chapter 15. Manipulating the Object – Basic RescueTechniques (Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 16. Manipulating the Object – Vertical LiftTechniques (Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 17. Large Animal Field Emergency Medicine (Dr. JaniceBaker).

Chapter 18. Helicopter Operations (Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

Chapter 19. Decontamination of Large Animals (Dr. Lisa Murphy,Dawn Slessman, Bob Mauck).

Chapter 20. Special Veterinary Problems of Animals RequiringTechnical Rescue (Dr. Janice Baker).

Chapter 21. Livestock Transport Emergency Response (JenniferWoods).

Chapter 22. Learning From Actual Incident Scenarios (Dr. TomasGimenez, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez).

References / Bibliography.




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