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page 379 Pathology in Practice See pages 385, 391 DISATER MEDICINE Injuries and illnesses among urban search-and-rescue dogs deployed to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake Many of the urban search-and-rescue dogs that

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and set up triage tents is disingenuous at best. The Suffolk County SPCA, LIVMA, and New York City VMA as well as veterinarians from New Jersey were washing dogs, administering fluids, and aiding the search-and-rescue dogs and the cadaver dogs before

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emergency management. For instance, the deployment of search-and-rescue dogs to disaster sites necessitates careful decontamination of each animal after each shift to remove any hazards picked up on-site. 10,11 Similarly, following Hurricane Katrina, the

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following the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center terrorist attack . J Am Vet Med Assoc 2008 ; 233 : 48 – 59 . 10.2460/javma.233.1.48 6. Gordon LE . Injuries and illnesses among urban search-and-rescue dogs deployed to Haiti following the

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Working dogs, such as search-and-rescue dogs, need to remain hydrated to safely and effectively perform lifesaving tasks in a variety of environmental conditions. Working dogs and some pet dogs are highly motivated to perform the tasks for which

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There is little published information on the effects of most weapons of mass destruction in animals, 3 although some information has been published on possible dangers for search-and-rescue dogs working in postdisaster environments. 4–8 Nevertheless

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Documentation of illness and injury incurred by S&R and search-and-rescue dogs during and after deployment 1–9 provides data on medical issues and insight as to the nature of the risks involved for such dogs during operations. The information can

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Talcott PA , eds . Small animal toxicology . Philadelphia : WB Saunders Co , 2001 ; 666 – 675 . 25. Murphy LA Gwaltney-Brant SM Albretsen JC , et al . Toxicologic agents of concern for search-and-rescue dogs responding to urban disaster

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provided by AKC-CHF and supporters. For six years, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Dr. Cynthia Otto, have been monitoring the health and behavior of 97 search-and-rescue dogs deployed Sept. 11. No clinically obvious differences have

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Twelve search-and-rescue dogs involved in the recovery missions after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon have shown no related signs of nasal or respiratory tract cancer. The results are a preview of a five

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