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.
Table of Contents
- 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.
- 2.1 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.
- 3.1 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.
- 4.1 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.
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.