- Hardcover: 440 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (September 9, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0813819989
- ISBN-13: 978-0813819983
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.1 x 11.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,483,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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 response and animal care and control professionals." - JAALAS, March 2009
“Readers of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue will gain tremendous understanding of how to handle many common and unusual large animal rescue scenarios. This text is a must-have for large animal veterinarians, whether they practice ambulatory medicine, work in public service, or are interested in animal rescue and disaster medicine. This book is also a useful training tool for veterinary technicians and veterinary students.” - Compendium Equine, January 2009
From the Back Cover
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.
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Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue covers every aspect of handling large animals in almost every situation. This easy-to-read, well-illustrated text should be in every firehouse and should be required reading for every first responder. Even if finances don't permit hands-on training in large animal rescue, this book will provide enough background information so first responders will at least know what not to do, and what agencies or trained personnel to call for help.
I highly recommend!
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Drs. Rebecca and Tomas Gimenez have written an outstanding manual on the subject. Along with their compatriots on the west coast, Deb and John Fox, they have defined the "gold standard" in large animal rescue, and it shows in this book.
When I was researching "Save Your Horse! A Horse Owner's Guide to Large Animal Rescue", the Gimenezes were very supportive and forthcoming with technical expertise and advice. I was amazed at their depth of knowledge and willingness to share. Their passion for this subject and determination to spread the training throughout the emergency responder world shines through everything do.
LAR training is a "tough sell" right now. Most agencies have cut back funding for training; many are even cutting staff. While actually sending staff to participate in training may be beyond their financial capabilities, an excellent resource is available to them for little monetary outlay. ALL emergency responders should have access to this book through their work. If you are a responder, please encourage your department to purchase a copy. If you are a horse or livestock owner who may someday require the services of responders to extricate your animal from a life-threatening situation, buy a few books and donate them.
When it comes to saving lives, we all need to step up and help. This book is an excellent way to do just that. I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in large animals or who wants to keep our responders safe. For further information on LAR, [...]
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