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June 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

September 17-19, 2010 Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Operations Level Course, in Hope Mills, NC, near Fayetteville. Contact Tori Miller at 910-494-8210 or NCTLAER@aol.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.

Classes by Deb and John Fox: www.largeanimalrescue.com

STORIES AND NEWS

(TLAER student) Maria Vitale's equine ambulance, Kindred Spirit Equine Emergency Medical Transport, in Florida. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/loxahatchee-woman-rushes-to-rescue-large-animals-693369.html?showComments=true&postingId=699742#commentsList

AgriFood Skills Australia/ISS Institute Fellowship Report. A report from the first Australian Fellows (2009) was recently published on TLAER. This report is from the veterinarian and farm manager who attended the training last year. (their bios are in the report). Rebecca Gimenez says, "We anticipate another report from the Fire Brigades thru the Churchill Fellowship recipient and the RSPCA attendee from Australia (2010)."

Cathy Ruprecht in MI wrote an article on LAR http://www.maes.msu.edu/upes/newsletters/UPES_Feb2010.pdf

This month's "Large Animals in the News"

SUCCESSFUL RESCUES

Ed Childers: We had another rescue Saturday night, we got called out right of the end of the first period of the Pens game for a mare stuck in the mud. Took about 45 minutes but we got her out and the Vets on scene gave her the thumbs up

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/horse-gets-herself-into-a-dam-fine-mess/story-e6frf7l6-1225866465884 Aussie rescue story

From Tim Owen at North Wales Fire and Rescue Services. "The main problem we had was that it was in was a slurry field -- not very pleasant as you can imagine -- and late at night. The outcome was very successful with no harm to the horse."

http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=16405 Two horses rescued in Ohio. Good info from USRider and many links at the bottom of the page.

Nice article about a blind horse http://www.richardbealblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/horsedown1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.richardbealblog.com/%3Fp%3D4498&usg=__pH4RYUhHDklAblCduOa-fwz0iRo=&h=345&w=480&sz=261&hl=en&start=25&itbs=1&tbnid=2_XKBRk8hqWPaM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daccidents%2Bwinches%2Brescue%2Bhorse%26start%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26tbs%3Disch:1

Rescue in UK -- excellent use of a cattle sling: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/12/23/article-1100837-02E16EBF000005DC-404_468x426.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1100837/Pictured-The-moment-missing-horse-hoisted-10ft-deep-open-well.html&usg=__waB4lurILvKLbJ2M2z3KL5qinTY=&h=426&w=468&sz=103&hl=en&start=3&itbs=1&tbnid=GEamxZ-tFZ81sM:&tbnh=117&tbnw=128&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwinch%2Brescue%2Bhorse%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1

UNSUCCESSFUL RESCUES

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.richardbealblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/horsedown1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.richardbealblog.com/%3Fp%3D4498&usg=__pH4RYUhHDklAblCduOa-fwz0iRo=&h=345&w=480&sz=261&hl=en&start=25&itbs=1&tbnid=2_XKBRk8hqWPaM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daccidents%2Bwinches%2Brescue%2Bhorse%26start%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26tbs%3Disch:1 Horse died after rescue

TRAINING STORIES

http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/530381.html?nav=5061 Ohio training. Over 40 people from Ohio and W.Virginia attended.

ACCIDENT and MISCELLANEOUS STORIES

Jennifer Woods sent a link to several articles on livestock training she did in Kansas http://www.api-virtuallibrary.com/meetings_other_news.html

http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=16408 Fire set deliberately in CO. 12 horses, a goat, and several chickens and roosters perished.

EQUIPMENT and SUPPLIES

Nothing new here

NEW LINKS

New class! www.horsecoursesonline.com and click on the course title: Equine Safety and Rescue. Teaches basic information needed to ensure your horse gets the best and safest help possible, including the protocol for interacting with emergency responders. Students who complete the course earn a Certificate of Achievement or college credit toward a Bachelor of Science degree from Breyer State University.

www.saferhorserescues.com BEVA site in UK. "We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Safer Horse Rescues web site! We hope it will provide useful and interesting information for anyone who wants to know more about Equine rescue."

From Dr. Aaron K. Lusby at LouisianaTech University: In the April newsletter, "You featured one of our student leaders, Sara Deen, who organized the effort to put together the Equine Emergency Planner.The planner is now available free on the web on the Tech Rural Development Centerís web site, specifically at http://www.latech.edu/rural_development/ark2.shtml. "

Twyla Francois sent along a link for stats on barn fires for species other than horses for CETFA in Canada (available on www.cetfa.com under Barn Fires) Unfortunately they don't keep stats for fires where under 200 souls have perished.

Disaster Prep Tour: http://www.chasing4life.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=130&Itemid=130 For years Chasing4Life has toured the country presenting programs focused on preparedness, but now, C4L is teaming up with Fedhealth (www.itsadisaster.net) to launch the Red Book Disaster Education Tours. (I LOVE this book!)

LESSONS LEARNED

http://video.rr.com/?v=5Ad_x6bnhLpr05hJ2pLz8lv97eFsAi95 "You play with the bull you get the horns!"

INNOVATIONS

Nothing new here

OUR SOCIETY AT LARGE(and other miscellaneous stuff)

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We are now over 250 members. Congrats to the latest TLAER classes and welcome to the newsletter. Please contribute!

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Eric Thompson at EERU has some items for sale.

2 Kimzey splits in the Quarter Horse models. One for the front leg and one for the back. Will sell them both together for $300.

A Game Ready Equine cold compression recovery system. EERU bought the Preferred kit about 4 years ago and used it on trailrides to help overworked and overweight pasture ornaments that pulled up sore and swollen after the days ride. Here's a link to the preferred kit:. http://www.gamereadyequinestore.com/preferredkit.html Eric says, "They run almost $4,000 but I'm willing to sell it for $1200.00 or best offer"

If you are interested in the items, email Eric Thompson at asarcode3@yahoo.com or call his cell at 913-522-3064. Checks can be made out to EERU.

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If you are in the area, I highly recommend a visit to REACH Huron in Clinton, Ontario, Canada. Its a new world-class facility and will be growing! Just over one year old, they have already held classes with attendees from both coasts, and TEMPLE GRANDIN spoke there! They will be holding a "Back in the Saddle" retreat in August. www.reachhuron.ca They treated me VERY well!


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