Educational Resources

Florida state agricultural response team

Florida Disaster Preparedness Guide for Animals and Agriculture

This guide explores the various animal and agricultural sectors in the state of Florida that are at risk from natural and man-made disasters, and what you can do to help prepare and protect animals and agriculture before a disaster strikes. The recommendations, checklists and resources in this guide are applicable to preparing for all hazards such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, disease introduction, hazardous material spills, and more.

WUFT

Planning for hurricane season? Don’t forget your pets.

Melissa Feito of WUFT interviewed Dr. Lawrence Garcia about preparing pets for hurricanes. Read this article for tips and a helpful checklist.
https://www.wuft.org/news/2022/06/10/planning-for-hurricane-season-dont-forget-your-pets/

Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

Assessing Veterinary Practice and Practitioner Preparedness for Natural and Man-Made Disasters, Including COVID-19

Garcia, L.N., Stefanou, C., Huston, C., & Bell, S.A. (2021, September 1). Assessing Veterinary Practice and Practitioner Preparedness for Natural and Man-Made Disasters, Including COVID-19. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Advance Access Article. https://jvme.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/jvme-2021-0066?journalCode=jvme

UF CVM

Hurricane Preparation for You and Your Horse

Dr. Amanda House, DVM, DACVIM provides guidelines and information for preparing yourself and your horse for hurricanes.

UF CVM

Equine First Aid Kit

Dr. Amanda House, DVM, DACVIM outlines recommended first aid kit supplies for equines as well as normal vital signs.

UF CVM

What to Do if a Snake Bites Your Horse

Florida has many venomous snakes, and after natural disasters, interactions between displaced snakes and horses may increase. Learn how to manage this emergency until the veterinarian arrives.