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Veterinary Disaster Response

Edited by Wayne E. Wingfield & Sally B. Palmer

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Author(s): Edited by Wayne E. Wingfield & Sally B. Palmer

About The Book

Veterinary Disaster Response is the essential guide to disaster training, preparation, planning, and recovery. The book takes a question-and-answer format to promote understanding and outline the steps for veterinary response to natural and man-made disasters. Veterinary Disaster Response is a must-have reference for anyone involved in disaster medicine, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, animal control and shelter personnel, search and rescue personnel, and emergency response teams.

Additional Information

Author Edited by Wayne E. Wingfield & Sally B. Palmer
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 584 pp
ISBN 9780813810140
Publication date March 2009
Book Type Softcover


1. Training.

      1.1 An Introduction to the Incident Command System. 


      1.2 Leadership during a Disaster. 


      1.3 Communications. 


      1.4 Basic map, Compass, and GPS Skills. 


      1.5 Records and Animal Identification. 


      1.6 Veterinary Risk Assessment of the Disaster Site. 


      1.7 Risk Communication and Dealing with the Media. 


      1.8 Biosecurity Fundamentals for Animal Response Personnel in a Farm/Livestock Disaster. 


      1.9 Veterinary Triage. 


      1.10 Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction. 


      1.11 Zoonosis and Zoonotic Diseases. 


      1.12 Public Health. 


      1.13 Hazardous Materials. 


      1.14 Personal Protection Equipment. 


      1.15 Basic Veterinary Decontamination: Who, What, Why? 


      1.16 Wildlife Handling. 


      1.17 Domestic Animal Handling. 


      1.18 Small Animal First Aid. 


      1.19 Large Animal First Aid. 


      1.20 Equine Emergency Sheltering. 


      1.21 Companion Animal Sheltering. 


      1.22 Disinfection for Avian, Large, and Small Animal Facilities. 


      1.23 Pain Management in Veterinary Disaster Medicine. 


      1.24 Humane Euthanasia of Animals. 


    1.25 Carcass Disposal following a Veterinary Disaster.

2. Planning.

      2.1 Elements of a Disaster Plan for Animals. 


      2.2 Disaster Planning for Private Practice. 


      2.3 Community Animal Emergency Planning. 


      2.4 State Response to Disasters. 


      2.5 State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs (Including State Animal Response Team (SART) programs and State Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (VMRC)). 


      2.6 Federal Response to Veterinary Disasters. 


    2.7 Military Role in Veterinary Disaster Response.

3. Preparation.

      3.1 Family versus Business during a Disaster. 


      3.2 Preparing Your Practice for an Impending Disaster. 


      3.3 Preparing the Farm and Animals for a Disaster. 


    3.4 Noah’s Burden – A Prolegomenon to the Ethics of Veterinary Disaster Response.

4. Recovery.

      4.1 Care for the Caregiver: Psychological and Emotional Factors in Veterinary Disaster Response. 


      4.2 Disaster Assistance for Homeowners, Renters, and Business Owners. 


      4.3 American Veterinary Medical Foundation Disaster Assistance

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