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MARCH 2013 newsletter

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. I will send out a monthly notice a week or so before the newsletter is due. I would appreciate it if you would send in your class schedules, along with contact information, at that time. Thank you. 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

REQUESTS FOR CLASSES

Gisele Gariepy, a volunteer firefighter in the province of New Brunswick, Canada, would like to get information on holding a clinic open to the public and local fire depts. morningstaracres@gmail.com

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 to your equine insurance carrier. Call 724-745-1010, ext. 333 or email ed.childers@nstfd.org

CLASSES ADR (ANIMAL DISASTER RESPONDER , BULL (BIG USEFUL LIVESTOCK LESSONS), and EIA (EQUINE INVESTIGATION ACADEMY) classes provided by Code 3 Associates www.code3associates.org
EERU (EMERGENCY EQUINE RESPONSE UNIT) classes include Basic Equine Awareness and Response, Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO), and Large Animal Ice Rescue. Schedule and information are available at http://www.code3associates.org/eeru.php training is provided by Eric Thompson: ethompson@code3associates.org
LAR (LARGE ANIMAL RESCUE) training is provided by D&J Fox: www.largeanimalrescue.com
LAER (LARGE ANIMAL EMERGENCY RESCUE) training is provided by Roger Lauze: MSPCA (978) 687-7453 x6124 rlauze@mspca.org
LERC (LIVESTOCK EMERGENCY RESPONSE COURSE) and EER (EQUINE EMERGENCY RESPONSE) training is provided by Jennifer Woods: livestockhandling@mac.com
P*P*P*P (PRIOR*PROPER*PREPARATION*PREVENTION) Reality Based Emergency training is provided by Tori Miller and Kelly Sigler: NC4HoovesFarm@hotmail.com
TAR (TECHNICAL ANIMAL RESCUE) training incorporates water and flood rescue techniques with animal behavior www.wavetrekrescue.com
TLAER (TECHNICAL LARGE ANIMAL EMERGENCY RESCUE) 2 levels of training, provided by Dr. Rebecca Gimenez and various trainers: at www.tlaer.org
WASART (WASHINGTON STATE ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM) training is provided by the Washington State Animal Rescue Team: www.washingtonsart.org

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MAR 15-17 P*P*P*P -- Anderson, NC, Check http://www.kellysigler.com/clinicschedule.html for updated information
MAR 16 LERC -- Edgerton, Alberta Contact Jennifer Woods at livestockhandling@mac.com
MAR 23 SAVE YOUR HORSE Safety Seminar, presented by WaCART, Finleyville, PA Contact: Doug Detig, 724-747-0171, fire2612@hotmail.com


APR 6-7 LAER -- 2 one day clinics Elkton, MD Roger Lauze presenting. Contact Jo Ann Kricker, jkricker@dnr.state.md.us, 410-398-1246
APR 8-12 ADR Level II (5-day) -- Reno, NV For more information contact Code 3 Associates at info@code3associates.org or visit www.code3associates.org
APR 13 LARGE ANIMAL EXTRICATION CLASS -- A hands-on class. Tom Berryman’s Farm, Rochester, WA Contact Eldo K. DeLong, Jr. atedelong@spscc.ctc.edu
APR 20 EER -- Caledon, Ontario Contact Jennifer Woods at livestockhandling@mac.com
APR 20 WASART TRANSPORT class -- Enumclaw, WA General enquiries to info@washingtonsart.org . Contact info at training@washingtonsart.org
APR 28-30 TAR – Longmont, CO For more information contact Code 3 Associates at info@code3associates.org or visit www.code3associates.org
MAY 3-4 BULL– Longmont, CO For more information contact Code 3 Associates at info@code3associates.org or visit www.code3associates.org
MAY 6-8 TLAER Operations -- Winston-Salem, NC Contact Stephanie Rideout – srideout@wakehealth.edu
May 20-25 EIA Level II – Durango, CO For more information contact Code 3 Associates at info@code3associates.org or visit www.code3associates.org
MAY 24-26 P*P*P*P -- in MA (Location TBD) Contact: www.kellysigler.com or www.4HoovesSMART.com
JUN 3-8 EIA Level I – Middleburg, VA For more information contact Code 3 Associates at info@code3associates.org or visit www.code3associates.org
JUN 4 – 6 TLAER Operations – Calgary, Alberta Contact Dr. Gord Krebs, gdkrebs@ucalgary.ca LIMITED ENROLLMENT
JUN 8 LERC -- South Dakota State Fire School, SD Contact Jennifer Woods at livestockhandling@mac.com
JUN 8-9 WASART FIELD RESPONSE -- Buckley, WA General enquiries to info@washingtonsart.org. Contact info at training@washingtonsart.org
JUN 28-29 TLAER Awareness -- ( 2 one-day compressed format classes) in NH - coordinated by shiranafshi@gmail.com
JUN 28-JUL 1 TAR/LARO (Technical Animal Rescue / Large Animal Rescue Operations combination) -- Fairport, NY at the Lollypop Farm For more information contact Code 3 Associates at info@code3associates.org or visit www.code3associates.org
JUL 13-14 WASART EMERGENCY SHELTERING -- Enumclaw, WA General enquiries to info@washingtonsart.org . Contact info at training@washingtonsart.org

AUG TBA TLAER Awareness -- in VA (Location TBD) coordinated by Nicole Ehrentraut davinciequine@gmail.com
AUG 19-24 EIA Level I – Durango, CO For more information contact Code 3 Associates at info@code3associates.org or visit www.code3associates.org
AUG 23-25 P*P*P*P -- in ME (Location TBD) Contact: www.kellysigler.com or www.4HoovesSMART.com
SEP 13-14 TLAER Awareness – in SD (Location TBD) Coordinated by Dr. Jeff Bottger jdbottgerdvm@yahoo.com
SEP 27-29 P*P*P*P – in PA (Tentative - Location TBD) Contact: www.kellysigler.com or www.4HoovesSMART.com
OCT 4-6 P*P*P*P -- Sunnyside Equestrian Center Middleton, NJ Contact: www.kellysigler.com or www.4HoovesSMART.com
OCT 11-13 P*P*P*P -- Therapeutic Riding Center/Clearwind Farm, Mebane, NC Contact: www.kellysigler.com or www.4HoovesSMART.com

CONFERENCES

MAR 21-23 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Conference – Host LSU, Baton Rouge, LA Rebecca Gimenez guest speaker
MAR 21 Homeland Security Conference, Harrisburg, PA -- Jennifer Woods presenting
APR 22-27 FDIC -- Fire Departments Instructors Conference, Indianapolis, IN -- Chandra Davis speaking on Large Animal Rescue and Awareness Check http://www.fdic.com/index.html for details
APR 28 ATA 39th Annual Animal Transportation Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA Contact www.animaltransportationassociation.org
MAY 30-JUN 1 NASAR Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC http://www.nasar.org/page/25/SAR-Conferences
SEP 5-6 NACA Disaster Training Conference, Atlanta, GA naca@nacanet.org

NOTE: Jennifer Woods’ class EQUINE EMERGENCY RESPONSE in Caledon, Ontario has been moved to APR 20

“DOWN UNDER” CLASSES

SEE BELOW

LAR PEOPLE

http://www.laern.org LARGE ANIMAL EMERGENCY RESCUE NETWORK Quick and easy access to information about large animal response groups around the world. If you are in a group, or know of a group, that is not listed, please contact Kathleen Becker (kab@hast.net ) or me (just reply to this newsletter) so we can add your information.

Kathleen will need your contact name, phone number, address, website, what area you cover, and what services you offer. This website will be limited to State Animal Response Teams (SARTs), County ARTs, Provincial ARTs, Disaster ARTs, horse ambulances, search and rescue teams with LAR training, and rescue equipment loans. There are also separate pages for specialized equipment and training.

http://www.kellysigler.com/images/PPPP_Clinic_Statement_and_Bios.pdf If you've ever wondered how P*P*P*P fits into LAR, read here. A great article

http://www.code3associates.org/pdf/TAR-LARO-Lollypop-2013-brochure.pdf Eric Thompson and Rebecca Gimenez will be team teaching a one day class at Lollypop Farm in Rochester, NY. This is a great opportunity to see these two great instructors together in New York State. I'm' going .... how about you?
http://cs.thehorse.com/blogs/horse-911-whats-your-emergency/archive/2013/03/01/university-of-florida-vets-team-disaster-response.aspx Great article on the U of Florida VETS team. Nice!
http://poolesville.wusa9.com/business-directory/pet-services/137647/da-vinci-equine-emergency-transport-llc Great ad page for Da Vinci Equine Transport.

THIS MONTH’S "Large Animals in the News"

TRAINING

http://training.fema.gov/IS/ FEMA's Emergency Management Institute free online classes
IS-100.b - (ICS 100) Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-10.a Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
IS-11.a Animals in Disasters: Community Planning
IS-111.a Livestock in Disasters
IS-200.b (ICS 200) ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
Note: Many emergency response volunteer groups and SARTs require IS-100, 200 and 700 at a minimum

If you want to get on the list of future courses from Illinois Vet School LAERT - they will be announced via email only. Contact LATRatILVetMed@gmail.com to add your name to their list.

TRAINING STORY None

RESCUES

http://www.oakridger.com/article/20130211/NEWS/130219966 Horse with caught foot rescued
http://www.wimp.com/rescuedeer/ A low tech spontaneous rescue of a deer from ice
http://mersteam.org/articles/show/149 Nice slide show of upending a draft horse
http://www.rspca.org.uk/media/news/story/-/article/horse_rescue_in_suffolk_Mar13?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=horserescue&utm_campaign=cruelty A cautionary tale. Horse dies after hanging from a rope over a cliff. DON'T TETHER YOUR HORSES. It’s too dangerous
http://www.wcax.com/global/video.asp?clipId=5434339&topVideoCatNo=63459&autoStart=true Video of rescue in Vermont http://ulsterherald.com/2013/02/10/grovehill-volunteers-rescue-stricken-horse/ Horse rescued from mud in UK

http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/93792/horse-saved-from-sticky-end-in-rescue-drama.aspx Another happy ending for horse stuck in mud
http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/39518-mud-stuck-horse-falls-on-man.html Another mud story with a happy ending although the rider was injured
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d80bf0e5c5ec40178179ffd750882843/PA--Horse-Rescue-Frozen-Pond When will people learn to fence off their ponds in winter????
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/emergency-workers-rescue-horse-stuck-in-vaughan-pond/article8593813/?cmpid=rss1 Another horse in water near Toronto

http://salem.patch.com/articles/salem-firefighters-rescue-snow-trapped-horse Cast horse stuck in snow near Boston http://www.firehouse.com/news/10862800/ky-firefighters-help-rescue-trapped-horse TLAER student involved in rescue http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10232506.Rescue_operation_to_save_horse_trapped_in_ditch/ UK ditch rescue http://www.abc27.com/story/21097017/horse-rescued-from-icy-pond PA cowboys lasso horse in pond

http://www.sdis78.fr/web3/les-interventions/43-div/1013-tragique-accident-de-caleche-a-septeuil A carriage accident in which 3 of the 4 horses are drowned. When you look at the pictures, note how shallow and small the waterway is. It doesn't take much
http://www.coolestone.com/media/5405/Dog-Rescued-From-Floating-Ice/ Video of a Russian dog rescue. Great story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rVzDp80r4E4 Not exactly a rescue, but a horse down in a harness race and his driver's valiant attempts to stop him
http://durangoherald.com/article/20130209/NEWS01/130209584/0/s/A-muddy-mule-rescue Mule rescue. Interesting technique

http://scvnews.com/2013/02/02/horse-rescued-after-getting-stuck-on-nature-center-bridge/ Good video. You make the call. Was this the best way?
http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/195297161.html Beauty!
http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/leader-local/video-horse-rescued-from-groody-river-1-4848359 Irish rescue

RESCUE STORIES

Nicole Ehrentraut reports: We were on scene Feb. 26 in Calvert Co. MD where a horse was down in a stall. They had called the fire dept, animal control, etc. After a series of elaborate attempts, they did not get the horse out or up. Eventually they called DEFHR who referred to me due to their scheduling. I arrived on scene and we had the horse out of the stall and up in a sling within 35 minutes. It's a wonder what you can do with a little training :-)

Tori Miller sent in another story: Well just as Justin Mcleod and I were beginning the Board Meeting for the MCEERU horse ambulance in Southern Pines Justin received a call from a Harnett County Fire Dept. in reference to a horse being hit by a car near Erwin. The horse was still alive. We left the meeting and contacted Incident Command who put us on the phone with the owner of the horse. I asked the owner if a vet was enroute and he said he called his regular vet and nobody answered the phone. I advised him we would only respond if a vet was responding too and asked if her would like me to contact a vet in the area for him. I located a vet who was able to respond and both the vet and our North Carolina Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team unit was enroute. The vet arrived prior to us and assessed the horse who by this time had gotten to his feet. The vet called us to say he got the horse out of the roadway and they were walking back to the barn area. We arrived and checked in with IC, the vet, the owners, and took a look at the horse. The horses left ear was almost completely severed but that was the worst of the obvious injuries....mostly small abrasions and superficial lacerations. Pending any complications from possible internal damages and shock or colic hopefully the horse will recover.....just may be minus an ear. The horse was extremely lucky all things considered. The owners were nice and grateful for the assistance they were provided by all.

PEOPLE NOT HORSES

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283566/Polo-club-groomer-killed-startled-horse-kicked-head.html?ito=feeds-newsxml Groom kicked in the head and dies
http://www.kesq.com/news/Loose-miniature-horse-leads-to-death-of-woman/-/233092/18550470/-/5n6x5hz/-/index.html Woman chases loose mini and runs in front of car
http://www.dailyhome.com/view/full_story/21720013/article-Holy-Cow--Firefighter-shoots-at-cow--hits-partner-instead?instance=home_news_right Firefighter tries to shoot cow, gets his partner instead

FIRE

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130303/NEWS01/130303002/Pregnant-horse-killed-Canaveral-Groves-fire

Check out Laurie Loveman’s website: http://www.firesafetyinbarns.com PLEASE install a sprinkler system in your barn!

FIRE STORY None

ON THE ROAD

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Horses-on-the-Loose-Stop-Traffic-on-Highway-195161841.html No injuries!
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/A-horse-trailer-overturns-on-I-75-194640241.html Happy ending to a trailer flip
http://www.torontosun.com/2013/03/01/horses-killed-stampeding-into-traffic-trampling-cars-in-milton-ont Loose horses killed on road
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Horse-killed-on-288-at-Orem-4300212.php Horse killed on road in TX
http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Horse-killed-crash-escaping-main-Exeter-Newton/story-18264858-detail/story.html#axzz2M9OCv9vo Horse killed in UK. If you have horses, check your fencing regularly, and check and re-check your gates
http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2013/02/17/86813-m4-traffic-delays-as-fire-crews-help-fallen-horse/

ROAD STORIES None

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

http://www.resquip.com Rescue Randy. Contact website for non-US orders and Rebecca Gimenez at delphiacres@hotmail.com for US orders

LINKS

http://www.bartacic.org/index.shtml We are pleased to announce the establishment of BARTA which exists to represent all stakeholders in the rapidly developing UK animal rescue initiative. BARTA was formally registered in October 2012
http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/saddleup/ The U. of Kentucky rider awareness program Saddle Up Safely
http://cs.thehorse.com/blogs/horse-911-whats-your-emergency/archive/2013/02/26/handling-trail-emergencies-non-medical.aspx Rebecca's blog on non-medical trail emergencies

INNOVATIONS, EDUCATION, AND LESSONS LEARNED

http://abcnews.go.com/International/german-firefighters-burdened-animal-rescues/story?id=18621942 Deciding who pays for emergency services can be a slippery slope
http://www.farmsafety.ca/public/pages/factsheets_english.html Some seriously good fact sheets on this site
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/dairy/facts/hayfires.htm Spontaneous combustion in hay. Here are some facts from the page, which includes how to make a simple thermometer
150°F (65°C) ** Entering the Danger Zone. Check temperature daily
160°F (70°C) ** Danger! Measure temperature every four hours and inspect mow
175°F (80°C) ** Call the Fire Department! Wet hay down and remove from the barn
185°F (85°C) ** Hot Spots and Pockets May be Expected. Flames will likely develop when heating hay comes in contact with the air
212°F (100°C) Critical! Temperature rise is rapid above this point. Hay will almost certainly ignite

Just in time for lightning season: Laurie Loveman has lightning articles at http://www.firesafetyinbarns.com/08-lightning-1.html

NOW YOU KNOW

Carol Kiel- Redford asked: Does anyone have the specs for making a Nikopolous needle?
Rebecca Gimenez answered: Should be 6 feet long, bent in a C - 1 inch stainless steel tubing - best if it has a ring welded at each end to attach a carabiner - and connections for either AIR or WATER injection.

WELFARE and DISASTER and JUST PLAIN STRANGE

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Horse-Shot-Killed-in-Kanawha-County--193146111.html Man fires 31 shots and kills one horse injures another, says it was an accident. Delmar Dean Lacy II of St. Albans is out on bail
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/northwest/10246846.Man_jailed_and_banned_from_keeping_animals_for_life/ Man in UK banned for life from keeping animals. Has the gall to contest sentence

DOWN UNDER NEWS

International Large Animal Rescue Conference 2013, Nov 2-3 at the U of Adelaide. Register your interest to receive further information as available: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AustralianLargeAnimalRescueConference2013 There will be International guest speakers and theme areas including Large Animal Rescue, Animals in Disasters, Horse Transport Safety & Welfare, Track & Event Incidents (management, transport of equine patients). One TLAER Awareness Level Course (1 day) and Two Operational Level Courses (2 days) will be run in the week before the Conference. Packages will be available. Enquiries: Julie Fiedler E: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au

Jim Green from Hampshire Fire & Rescue in the UK is booked to come to Australia for the International Large Animal Rescue Conference to share his experiences around Animal Rescue techniques, standards and training. Check out some of their work here: http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/animalrescue . Are you signed up to attend?

The Down Under" Qld QHC Large Animal Rescue Roadshow is off and running!

MAR 23 Geelong, Vic. Elcho Park Equestrian Centre, Lara. Contact Tessa Van Gestel cymbrogipark@bigpond.com

APR 12 Gold Coast, Qld. Contact Debbie Dekker president@qldhorsecouncil.com 07 5464 6785.
MAY 5 Atherton, Qld. ATHRA Contact Debbie Dekker president@qldhorsecouncil.com 07 5464 6785.
MAY 26 Wallumbilla, Qld. ATHRA. Contact Debbie Dekker president@qldhorsecouncil.com 07 5464 6785

JUN 9 Townsville, Qld. Contact Debbie Dekker president@qldhorsecouncil.com 07 5464 6785
JUN 23 Boonah, Qld. Contact Debbie Dekker president@qldhorsecouncil.com 07 5464 6785
JUL 21 Blackbutt, Qld. Contact Debbie Dekker president@qldhorsecouncil.com 07 5464 6785

AUG 3 Coffs Harbour, NSW. Contact Alicia August alicia_aug@me.com
AUG 25 Christchurch, NZ. QHC One-day information workshop. Contact Hayley Squance H.Squance@massey.ac.nz
AUG 29-30 Palmerston North, NZ. QHC Two-day information workshop. Contact Hayley Squance H.Squance@massey.ac.nz
SEP 1 Toowoomba, Qld. . Contact Debbie Dekker president@qldhorsecouncil.com 07 5464 6785
SEP 9 Gold Coast, Qld. . Contact Debbie Dekker president@qldhorsecouncil.com 07 5464 6785
SEP 29 Rockhampton, Qld. Contact Debbie Dekker president@qldhorsecouncil.com 07 5464 6785

NOV 2-3 International Large Animal Rescue Conference, University of Adelaide, South Australia

FEEL GOOD STUFF

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2288910/Worlds-oldest-horse-trots-final-furlong-Irish-draught-Shayne-51-sleep-Essex-sanctuary-reaching-120-human-years.html World’s oldest horse dies at age 51 RIP, Shayne.

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