How about agencies first become above proficient when it comes to properly treating and handling humans before we start worrying about livestock?
Just hook up with your local animal control officer if its that much of a concern? Or meet with one of the local farm owners for tips or just let them deal with their own livestock in the event of an incident.
I beleive the poster meant to secure the safety of the operating responders, and not to medically treat said critters.
As mentioned by the AFC Chief, bovine can become quite ornery under such circumstances. It would beHOOVE us to be prepared to ensure our own members safety.
Here is a link to a recent LODD of a Deputy Sheriff in Texas. He was killed by a cow. http://www.odmp.org/...-robert-britton
Also - where you find cattle, you will most likely NOT find a true animal control Officer, like found in urban areas..your very best bet for assistance is a VET or FARMERS!
Christ people, in this crazy world and all the crap we get exposed to havn't we learned to think outside fo the box and expect the unexpected...?
Edited by Bullseye, 02 April 2011 - 09:04 AM.