Lexington, KY (June 22, 2018) -The Kentucky Horse Council announces Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park from August 10-12, 2018.
The LAER training will be taught by 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC and instructors Justin and Tori McLeod. Both instructors have extensive experience with equine and livestock as well as working as emergency responders. They also operate the North Carolina Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team as well as being instructors in technical large animal emergency rescue.
The course is geared towards veterinarians, first responders and emergency personnel as well as animal control officers and any horse owner or industry professional. The course will cover subject matter from animal behavior, safety considerations, restraints, containment, entrapments, motor vehicle accidents and overturned trailers, barn and wildfires, unstable ground, water rescues, and natural disaster preparation and response. Specialized instruction will be given to participants based on their background and auditors are welcome.
"We are excited to be offering this training this year," said Katy Ross, Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director. "There is a real need for Large Animal Emergency Rescue training in this part of the country. It is an excellent opportunity for veterinarians, volunteers and first responders to receive in-depth, technical training for situations that unfortunately arise too frequently. We are grateful to the Kentucky Horse Park for allowing us to use their facility."
This course is approved by the AAVSB RACE for a total of 24 CE Credits for veterinarians and veterinarian technicians for Category 2: Non-Scientific Clinical.
This course is being sponsored by the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund, Hagyard Equine Medical Center, Otterbein University, Neogen Corporation, Zoetis, Rocky M. Mason, DVM and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. More sponsors are being accepted at this time.
For more information, to register for the class, or for partnership and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org, or contact the Kentucky Horse Council at 859-367-0509.
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