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Veterinary Disaster Response

ISBN: 978-0-8138-0727-0
584 pages
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.
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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Introduction xiii

Section 1 Training 3

1.1 An Introduction to the Incident Command System—Lori A. Swenson, BSME, EMT-P 5

1.2 Leadership during a Disaster—Eugene A. Adkins, DVM 15

1.3 Communications—Lori A. Swenson, BSME, EMT-P 21

1.4 Basic Map, Compass, and Global Positioning System Skills—Sally B. Palmer, DVM 31

1.5 Records and Animal Identification—Lori A. Swenson, BSME, EMT-P 73

1.6 Veterinary Risk Assessment of the Disaster Site—Wayne E. Wingfield, MS, DVM 85

1.7 Risk Communication and Dealing with the Media—Wayne E. Wingfield, MS, DVM 93

1.8 Biosecurity Fundamentals for Animal Response Personnel in a Farm/Livestock Disaster— Wayne E. Wingfield, MS, DVM, and Anthony P. Knight, BVSc, MS 101

1.9 Veterinary Triage—Wayne E. Wingfield, MS, DVM 111

1.10 Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction—Jerry J. Upp, DVM 123

1.11 Zoonoses and Zoonotic Diseases—Sherrie L. Nash, MS, DVM, Sally B. Palmer, DVM, and Wayne E. Wingfield, MS, DVM 135

1.12 Public Health—William R. Ray, BS 197

1.13 Hazardous Materials—Lori A. Swenson, BSME, EMT-P 205

1.14 Personal Protective Equipment—Thomas F. Pedigo, MSc, PA-C 215

1.15 Basic Veterinary Decontamination: Who, What, Why?—Lisa A. Murphy, VMD 231

1.16 Wildlife Handling—Sally B. Palmer, DVM 239

1.17 Domestic Animal Handling—Sally B. Palmer, DVM 257

1.18 Small Animal First Aid—Wayne E. Wingfi eld, MS, DVM 279

1.19 Large Animal First Aid—Sally B. Palmer, DVM 301

1.20 Equine Emergency Sheltering—Rebecca S. McConnico, DVM, PhD 325

1.21 Companion Animal Sheltering—Renée A. Poirrier, DVM 335

1.22 Disinfection of Avian, Large, and Small Animal Facilities—David C. Van Metre, DVM, and Paul S. Morley, DVM, PhD 343

1.23 Pain Management in Veterinary Disaster Medicine—Marc R. Raffe, DVM, MS 359

1.24 Humane Euthanasia of Animals—Wayne E. Wingfield, MS, DVM 367

1.25 Carcass Disposal following a Veterinary Disaster—Ryan Gordon Leon Murphy, MS, and Anthony P. Knight, BVSc, MS 391

Section 2 Planning 405

2.1 Elements of a Disaster Plan for Animals—Anthony P. Knight, BVSc, MS 407

2.2 Disaster Planning for Private Practice—Dirk B. Yelinek, DVM 413

2.3 Community Animal Emergency Planning—Kevin M. Dennison, DVM 425

2.4 State Response to Veterinary Disasters—Terry K. Paik, DVM 435

2.5 State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs (Including State Animal Response Team [SART] Programs and State Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps [VMRC])—Kevin M. Dennison, DVM 447

2.6 Federal Response to Veterinary Disasters—Lorna L. Lanman, DVM 457

2.7 Military Role in Veterinary Disaster Response—Gary L. Stamp, DVM, MS 473

Section 3 Preparation 479

3.1 Family versus Business during a Disaster—Joan C. Casey 481

3.2 Preparing Your Practice for an Impending Disaster—Gregory A. Rich, DVM 487

3.3 Preparing the Farm and Animals for a Disaster—Wayne E. Wingfi eld, MS, DVM 495

3.4 Noah’s Burden: A Prolegomenon to the Ethics of Veterinary Disaster Response—Bernard E. Rollin, PhD 501

Section 4 Recovery 509

4.1 Care for the Caregiver: Psychological and Emotional Factors in Veterinary Disaster Response—Dennis Michael Baker, MA, LPC, and P. J. Havice-Cover, MA, LPC, CAC III 511

4.2 Disaster Assistance for Homeowners, Renters, and Business Owners—Eugene A. Adkins, DVM 519

4.3 American Veterinary Medical Foundation: Disaster Assistance—Wayne E. Wingfi eld, MS, DVM 529

Emergency Response Contacts Directory 535

Index 541

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Author Information

Wayne E. Wingfield, MS, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC, is a Veterinary Medical Officer and Squad Leader of NMRT-Central USA and Emeritus Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Colorado State University.

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

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Essential guide to disaster training, preparation, planning, and recovery
  • Outlines procedures for veterinary response to natural and man-made disasters
  • Presented in question-and-answer format for ease of use
  • Combines science with clinical and practical applications
  • Covers disaster management in the field and at the practice, city, state, and national level
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"A pick for any practicing ER vet or veterinary library. It uses a question-and-answer format to outline steps for veterinary response to either natural or man-made disasters, covering training, procedures, and applied science in the field. Any practicing vet needs this, which comes packed with color photos, charts, and sidebars of at-a-glance information." -Midwest Book Review, July 2009 
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