Relist: Other. Dr. Gwen offered to answer, but has not yet replied. Ii may appear on your automatic response system that an answer was given, but this was just an offer of service. Gwen has agreed to answer in this way, but the answer has not yet been posted. Please ensure that I do not have to repay to obtain my answer, thanks.
Original question: Any zoo vets online?
What kind of antibiotics would be needed to treat a tiger or large bear? What sort of tools would be needed to safely amputate a leg, what anaesthetics, cutting instruments, dressings etc? I know it is a strange question, but I am researching animals in war zones for a university assignment.
This is a research question for a university assignment.
Dr Gwen offered to reply but has still to post her answer. I have modified the question a little. Please focus on the bear only in your answer and specify those medicines and treatments that could in an emergency be 'safely' used on a human too ie. antibiotics, anaesthetic, cutting tools, tranquiliser giving an idea of the difference in dose between a 400 pound bear and a 196 pound adult male. Thanks.
I am waiting on an answer still, thanks.