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Scientific Research Publications

Causes of Death in Military Working Dogs During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, (2001–2013).  Laura Miller, Gerardo J Pacheco, Jud C. Janak, Rose C Grimm, Nicole A Dierschke, Janice Baker, Jean A Orman;(2018) Military Medicine

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Review of Canine Deaths While in Service in US Civilian Law Enforcement (2002-2012). Stojsih, S. E., Baker, J. L., Les, C. M., & Bir, C. A. (2014). Journal of Special Operations Medicine 14(4), 86-91.

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Gunshot Wounds in Military Working Dogs in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-2009

Janice L. Baker, DVM; Karyn A. Havas, DVM; Laura A. Miller, LVT; Ward. A. Lacy, EMT-P, RVT and Justin Schlanser, DVM

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Jan-Feb 2013, pp 47-52

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Rethinking Heat Injury in the SOF Multipurpose Canine: A Critical Review

Baker J. Hollier P. Miller L. Lacy W.

Journal Of Special Operations Medicine, Summer 2012, pp 8-15

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Ice Cube Internet Rumors

Janice Baker, DVM

Veterinary Tactical Group, June 2014


By now most of us in the veterinary and working dog community have seen the social media notice from a dog owner warning us that feeding a dog ice water can cause bloat.  This article dispels the rumor by providing evidence to contradict the author's claim and set us all a little more at ease.

Paw Injuries and Paw Protection in Working Dogs

Janice Baker, DVM

Veterinary Tactical Group Newsletter, Dec 2013


Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the media response highlighted the role of detection dogs at the Pentagon and Ground Zero, and the hazardous conditions where they were working. Within days of the attacks, donations of dog booties came pouring in.

Effects of Environmental Extremes on Working Dogs: A Collaborative Effort

LTC Janice Baker, VC, USAR  & MSG Laura Miller, USA

The United States Army Medical Department Journal, Jan-Mar 2013, pp 22-27


Overview of Combat Trauma in Military Working Dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan

MAJ Janice L. Baker, VC, USAR

The United States Army Medical Department Journal, JAN-MAR 2009, pp 33-37



Military working dogs face the same dangers in combat as human service members, and serious traumatic injuries are not uncommon in these dogs. Ballistic, explosive, and blunt trauma has occurred in many dogs and veterinarians in combat zones must be prepared to manage these cases. Even before reaching veterinary care, dog handlers, medics, and other human medical providers are faced with providing lifesaving treatment on canine service members at the point of injury.





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