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May 2010

CLASSES and CONFERENCES

Information on LAR and related classes, as well as speaking engagements/conferences, and requests for classes. For a complete list of classes, visit www.saveyourhorse.com/wholearn.htm

NOTE TO INSTRUCTORS: Please submit your new classes at the end of each month to be included in the next month's newsletter. ALSO: You are welcome to send in your class lists and I will send out a notice to each student inviting them to subscribe to the newsletter. Thank you.

REQUESTS

CLASSES

Ongoing classes North Strabane Fire Dept, Canonsburg, PA (Just south of Pittsburg) LAR Awareness for First Responders and Save Your Horse! A Safety Seminar for Horse Owners. Those that attend the seminar will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the purpose of reimbursements or to forward on to your equine insurance carrier. Call 724-745-1010, ext. 333, or email ed.childers@nstfd.org

May 4 Equine Rescue Certification Course by Jennifer Woods at Kemptville College near Ottawa, ON Canada. 8 hr. hands on class. Register by Apr. 28th please. Contact Stephany St. Louis, Caledon Equine Hospital 905-838-0038 or email admin@caledonequine.com

June 4-7 Canada's Equine Expo in Guelph, ON , Jennifer Woods on Equine Emergency Response For more info: http://www.equineexpo.ca/ Jennifer will be at the Expo Sat, Sun and Mon - all day, each day.

June11-13 TAR1 Chris Jonason Index, WA www.wavetrekrescue.com or call Chris @ 360-793-1508

June14-16 LAR Chris Jonason Index, WA www.wavetrekrescue.com or call Chris @ 360-793-1508

TLAER CLASSES

May 1-2 Awareness Level Hope Mills / Parkton (Near Fayetteville), NC - Contact Tori Miller nctlaer@aol.com

May 12-14 Operations Level Middleburg Ag Research & Extension Center, Virginia Tech, Middleburg, VA

May 17-19 Operations Level Middleburg AgResearch & Extension Center,Virginia Tech, Middleburg, VA - Contact Shea Porr cporr@vt.edu

May 25-27 Operational Level Fort Wadsworth Staten Island, New York - Contact Dr. Pam Corey, DVM pchorsedoc@gmail.com

Oct 21-24 Operations Level with HazMat Brazos Valley Equine Hospital, Navasota, TX - Contact Dr. Ben Buchanan benrice@gmail.com

Oct 27-29 Operations Level Mississippi State University, Mississippi - Contact Dr. Carla Huston huston@cvm.msstate.edu Oct 31-Nov 1 Awareness Level Mississippi State University, Mississippi - Contact Dr. Carla Huston huston@cvm.msstate.edu

Deb and John Fox want you to know that their classes are listed on their website www.largeanimalrescue.com

STORIES AND NEWS

Rebecca Gimenez will be in Australia in November at Equitania! www.equitana.com.au

Michelle Staples in Clinton, ON http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/notices/3-31-10/large-animal-rescue-intro-reach.html

Ed Childers North Strabane Township FD, Large Animal Emergency Response Unit presented at the Equine Affaire in Columbus Ohio. Pictured is Firefighter Paul Williams demonstrating tying an emergency halter during the "dealing with an equine emergency - on the road" presentation. The seminars were very well attended and the feedback was positive from both those that attended and from Officials at the Equine Affaire.

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Jennifer Woods has a new class: Horse Hauling

The horse hauling course, launched April 10 in Gibbons AB, was developed and is delivered by livestockhandling expert Jennifer Woods. The course covers trailer design, animal behaviour and handling, handler safety, biosecurity, horse comfort during transport and incident (accident) response. It includes transport regulatory requirements for Canada, insurance requirements, manifests and horse permits. Participants are also made aware of existing industry resources including the Recommended Code of Practice and the unfit guidelines that will assist them in making decisions on behalf of their animals.

The need for this training session was identified over a year ago when Alberta Farm Animal Care began receiving calls from horse owners and stable personnel who had questions and concerns about the transport of horses.

The course includes both classroom lecture and hands on activities involving a variety of trailer designs. To learn more about the horse hauling course or to book the course, contact Jennifer at www.livestockhandling.net livestockhandling@mac.com

This month's "Large Animals in the News"

SUCCESSFUL RESCUES

http://www.thelantern.com/campus/who-let-the-cows-out-1.1376605 cows rescued after a wild chase
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/23087531/detail.html Horse rescued from mud

Tim Collins reported on a cow stuck in a cistern. The Santa Barbara Humane Society arrived just before 2:00 and 659 ( now aka Scooter) was out of the water by 3:25pm. They used the Collins Back Country Rescue Harness and a 4 to 1 raising system.

UNSUCCESSFUL RESCUES

http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2010/04/077.shtml 14 horses die in stable fire

TRAINING STORIES


http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/03/midstate_emergency_responders.html Central PA responders learn to rescue farm animals
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_west/8630215.stm Wales rescue team
http://staugustine.com/living/community/2010-04-21/students-taught-how-rescue-large-animals Florida training prepares vet students to be responders
http://hollisterfreelance.com/news/265030-local-couple-has-learned-the-ropes-on-rescuing-animals Story about the Fox's training

ACCIDENT and MISCELLANEOUS STORIES

EQUIPMENT and SUPPLIES

The Gear Shop of Lee & Associates Rescue Equipment, Inc. LAR "Go Bags" www.gearshop.com/large-animal-rescue.html website for more info.

NEW LINKS

LESSONS LEARNED

http://firelink.monster.com/news/articles/10713-firefighter-arrested-after-farmer-killed-by-stampeding-cows-spooked-by-siren Pay attention to your surroundings and the situation!

A new law became affective February 1, 2010 which requires veterniarians to obtain an enhanced accrediation when dealing with Foreign Animal Disease incidents. Supplemental training will be required of veterinarians starting in 2013.

INNOVATIONS

Nothing new here

OUR SOCIETY AT LARGE(and other miscellaneous stuff)

Laurie Loveman, our barn fire safety specialist, is also the author of some wonderful novels. Her series is about to expand with the publication of her fourth book. these stories have everything: love, murder, history, firefighting, and horses! Check them out! http://www.laurieloveman.com.

Memories: In 1932 Fire Chief Jake McCann exposes gangster Dan Darveyís deepest secret. Dan flees, but when he learns his wife, Laura, is in love with Jake, Danís revenge is brutal, building to a confrontation with Jake in the midst of a fire.

The Quarry: Eli Sheffler and Dr. Jessica Malloy help each other deal with their uncertain futures when a 1934 labor riot brings Eli face-to-face with his long-missing father and Jessís medical training canít help save her badly-injured fiancť.

The Farm Fires: Freddy Pratter and Glynis Hampton, daughter of farmer, Ben Barneshill, find many reasons not to love each other, but when a serial arsonist sets Benís dairy barn aflame Freddy and Glynis realize their future happiness is with each other.

The Demise of the Horse Fairy: Gangster Bobby Darvey is out to avenge his cousinís death by destroying Laura Darvey and Jake McCann. Thirteen starved horses are saved in the process as Jake teams up with Bobbyís top man, Benjy Talbot, to stop Bobby from carrying out his plans for vengeance.

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From Janet Liebsch: Your horse laugh for the day!


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