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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.
Iowa State University Press
April 30, 2007
About the author
Rebecca Gimenez, Ph.D. (Animal Physiology), MAJ (USAR), is a Primary Instructor for Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue. She is a decorated Iraqi War Veteran, past Logistics Officer for VMAT-2, an invited lecturer on animal rescue topics around the world, and a freelance writer on equine subjects. Tomas Gimenez, MVZ, Dr. Med. Vet., is a Professor emeritus for the Animal and Veterinary Science Department at Clemson University, National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT), National Disaster Medical System, and an instructor for Technial Large Animal Rescue. Kimberly A. May, DVM, MS is a board certified large animal surgeon and the Assistant Director of Professional and Public Affairs at the American Veterinary Medical Association.
"Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue is an excellent resource on a topic for which little information is readily available. The chapters offer a mixture of general information as well as more detailed point-by point descriptions of specific emergency procedures... [describes] aspects of large animal rescue that cannot be easily found elsewhere. This text is ideal for training support staff, such as local volunteers and search-and-rescue teams." - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical 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, trailer incidents, and barn and wildfires. Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue is an invaluable reference. It provides a history of the field, a review of current understanding, and expert guidance that should be incorporated into the National Disaster Management System and adopted for use by state and local emergency r