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Veterinary Disaster Medicine: Working Animals is a comprehensive guide to providing first aid to service dogs and horses. Covering both common and uncommon injuries ranging from exercise-related myopathy to bomb blasts, chemical injury, and biological agents, the book provides information necessary for triage, diagnosing, and treating service animals in the aftermath of a disaster. Presented in an easy-to-use outline format, Veterinary Disaster Medicine appeals to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, search and rescue personnel, and emergency response teams.

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“Because one is never fully prepared for disaster when itstrikes, this book is a potentially useful addition to anyveterinary hospital – the key is in reading it beforedisaster strikes. It is also a book highly recommended for anyoneassociated with working animals, particularly search and rescueanimals which may be exposed to hazards in their line ofduty.”  (Journal of Small Animal Medicine, 1 May2012)

“It is also a book highly recommended for anyoneassociated with working animals, particularly search and rescueanimals which may be exposed to hazards in their line ofduty.”  (Journal of Small Animal Medicine, 2012) "Eachauthor has been deployed numerous times to disasters. They bring adepth of medical knowledge as well as a breadth of practicalexperience to the textbook. It is a recommended reference foranyone who may find themselves with a need to deal with animals ina disaster, whether by choice as a disaster responder or by chanceas a clinician whose practice may become involuntarily part of adisaster scene." (Journal of the American Veterinary MedicalAssociation, June 2010) "The outline format distills a great volumeof information to key elements pertinent to natural disasters suchas firestorms or floods or to intentional disasters such as bombblasts, chemical injury, or biologic agents. A broad knowledge basewas distilled through experience into this concise resource.Indeed, the most important component of this book is the veterinarymedical treatments adapted to disaster hazards as they apply tocanine and equine patients. Its outline format and spiral-boundform make it a practical resource for field use in disasterresponse." (Journal of Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, December 2009)"Excellent general information." (Vets Today, Winter 2009) "[A]comprehensive guide to providing first aid to service dogs andhorses. Comon injuries and uncommon scenarios - including bombblasts, chemical injury and biological contamination - are coveredin a guide offering quick reference." (Midwest Book Review, July2009) "I would recommend this book to any clinic that is located ina potential disaster area subject to flooding, fire, tornado,earthquake or other event. Exposure can also include non-workinganimals and it would help to have this book on the shelf."(Veterinary Information Network)  

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813810171
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne E. Wingfield, MS, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC, is a VeterinaryMedical Officer and Squad Leader of NMRT-Central USA and EmeritusProfessor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Colorado StateUniversity.

Sherrie L. Nash, MS, DVM, is a practicing veterinarianand a Veterinary Medical Officer of NVRT-4.

Sally B. Palmer, DVM, is a practicing veterinarian and aVeterinary Medical Officer of NMRT - Central USA.

Jerry J. Upp, DVM, EMT-B, is a practicing veterinarianand a Veterinary Medical Officer and Deputy Commander ofNVRT-4.

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Table of Contents

1. First Aid for Working Dogs.

2. First Aid for Working Horses.

3. Veterinary Triage.

4. Bomb Blasts and Explosives.

5. Working Animal Preparation for Weapons of Mass DestructionThreats.

6. Chemical Injury.

7. Radiological Events.

8. Biological Agents.

9. Selected Animal Pathogens.

10. Veterinary Euthanasia.

Emergency Response Contacts Directory: Wingfield

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