Injuries and illnesses among urban search-and-rescue dogs deployed to Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake.

@article{Gordon2012InjuriesAI,
  title={Injuries and illnesses among urban search-and-rescue dogs deployed to Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake.},
  author={Lori E. Gordon},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={240 4},
  pages={
          396-403
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To establish types and rates of injuries and illnesses among urban search-and-rescue (USAR) dogs deployed to Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. ANIMALS 23 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) USAR dogs deployed to Haiti. PROCEDURES An online survey was distributed to the handlers of all FEMA USAR dogs deployed to Haiti in response to the January 12, 2010, earthquake. RESULTS Of 33 handlers with 37 dogs that deployed, 19 (58… CONTINUE READING