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Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER)

Event date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2024 (All day) to Sunday, March 3, 2024 (All day)
College of Veterinary Medicine


This two day course will discuss the practical, technical considerations behind the specialty heavy rescue and safe extrication of live large animals in local emergencies (trailer overturns, mud, ice, barn fires, etc.) and disaster areas, while teaching people how to do it safely without injury of the animal or themselves. A comprehensive curriculum has been meticulously crafted by experts in the field, drawing upon the latest research, best practices, and real-world scenarios to provide a well-rounded and practical learning experience. This course is open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal control officers, emergency management professionals and any one who is interested in management and response to these types of scenarios. 

Rebecca Gimenez Husted, BS, PhD, is the primary instructor and president of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue. Her first book, Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, was published in 2008. She is an internationally sought instructor in technical rescue techniques, procedures, and methodologies, and she has published numerous critiques, articles and journal submissions on horse safety, technical large animal rescue and horse handling issues.

Review the course syllabus here. 

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