WVC 91st Annual Conference
General Veterinary Technician Session: Working with large animals in inherently dangerous and preventing injuries in the workplace takes time, education and training. The risks increase significantly when these animals suffer debilitating injuries related to trauma, orthopedic or neurological disease which impair their ability to stand on their own. Dealing with large recumbent patients also pose risks which can be mitigated in many ways.
• Types of equipment available for various species and when they are best applied.
• Patient concerns related to handling down and sling patients
• Safety concerns for staff related to handling down and sling patients