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Be prepared - planning for emergencies



UK guidance

Advice for owners and their animals

  • Flood advice

Floodline: 0845 988 1188 for flooding advice and current warnings

From the RSPCAPublic Health England and the Government Environment and Countryside

From the Blue Cross for pets

From BVA and BEVA for owners and their dogs, horses, and livestock


UK rescue organisations and training


US guidance from AVMA

Advice for veterinary practices

Advice for owners and their animals


A selection of references

  • Donas, E., Henry, X. and Goy-Thollot, I. (2008) Be prepared for an emergency: equipment and organisation [Italian]. Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 25(6), pp. 19-28
  • Zimmel, D.N. (2006) How to prepare your veterinary practice and community for a hurricane. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2-6 December, pp. 636-638
  • Duncanson, G. (2006) Are you prepared for those on-farm animal emergencies? Veterinary Times, 36(42), pp. 12-14
  • Marshall, M. and Manning, A.M. (2006) When every second counts: emergency preparation.  NAVC Clinician's Brief, 4(7), pp. 60-63


For more information sources, see previous topic in focus - Disaster preparedness and response


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