Emergency Rescue Techniques


TAHC Responds to Raging Wildfires Across Texas

September 12, 2011

The wildfires across the state of Texas have necessitated assistance from the Texas Animal Heath Commission.... Read More


Wildfires: When Evacuation is Not an Option

September 08, 2011

Tips for horse owners caught in the lines of wildfires when evacuation is not an option.... Read More


Too Soon to Assess Wildfire-Related Equine Injuries

September 08, 2011

While firefighters continue their efforts to contain wildfires burning in Texas, a veterinarian located ... Read More


Texas Wildfires: Too Soon to Know How Many Horses Evacuated

September 06, 2011

Members of Texas' equine community are working together to help horses threatened by raging wildfires.... Read More


IAWTI Courses Help Responders Handle Livestock Emergencies

August 31, 2011

Two training session at UC Davis trained first responders in the safest ways to handle livestock emergencies.... Read More


AAEP Helps Practitioners, Horse Owners Prepare for Hurricane

August 26, 2011

The AAEP alerts owners and veterinarians to take precautionary steps for equine safety this hurricane season.... Read More


TLAER to Host Training at MSU

August 21, 2011

TLAER is hosting a large animal emergency rescue awareness course at Mississippi State University, Oct. 22-23.... Read More


Miami Animal Import Center Holds Large Animal Rescue Meeting

August 14, 2011

The Miami Animal Import Center played host to a recent meeting that reviewed equine airplane rescue protocol.... Read More


Commentary: Disaster Preparedness: The Time is Now

July 10, 2011

It is time for equine veterinarians, owners, and stakeholders to become effectively engaged in preventing... Read More


Report: Equine Panic, Equipment Flaw Caused UF Horse Death

June 28, 2011

A University of Florida (UF) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review team has credited an ... Read More


Tornado at Churchill Downs: 'Miracle No One Was Hurt'

June 23, 2011

No horses or humans were injured when a tornado ripped through several barns at Churchill Downs on June 22.... Read More


Plan Now for Natural Disasters

June 18, 2011

Planning ahead for natural disasters can increase your horse's chance for surviving the storm. ... Read More


Tips for Surviving a Barn Fire

June 14, 2011

Horse owners are frequently informed about how to reduce fire risks, but knowing how to react if a fire does ... Read More


UF Horse Death Spawns Rescue Training Review

May 09, 2011

The University of Florida's (UF) Large Animal Technical Rescue Team training protocols are under review after a horse drowned during a water rescue training exercise last month. The UF Large Animal Technical Rescue Team was created three years ago ... Read More


LSU Veterinary School and LSART to Host Large Animal Rescue Boot Camp

May 06, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) are holding training activities this spring that include an introductory course for veterinary students and a more intensive... Read More


Still Little Information on Southern Tornadoes' Impact on Area Equines

April 29, 2011

More than 24 hours after the tornado outbreak touched the South, there was still little news about the twisters' impact on horses residing in the affected areas. ... Read More


LSU Receives Donation in Support of Disaster Management

February 04, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine has received a grant from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) for $20,000 in support of a State/Regional Disaster Management Training Program. The $20,000 from the AVMF ... Read More


Barn Fire Prevention

February 01, 2011

Farm owners and managers can take certain steps to minimize the chances of a barn fire occurring.... Read More


Horse in New Jersey Rescued from Drainage Canal

August 13, 2010

How many people and pieces of equipment does it take to extricate a 1,400-pound Trakehner mare from a 4-foot-deep ditch? On Aug. 11 New Jersey residents discovered it could take three different fire departments, plus shovels, a backhoe, straps,... Read More


Horse Rescued from Sandbar

March 17, 2010

An anonymous donor picked up the tab to rescue a horse from a sandbar in the middle of the fast-moving Gila River five days after the animal was stranded there when its rider attempted to cross the water, the Arizona Republic reported. ... Read More


Florida Vet Response Team Receives Horse Rescue Mannequin

March 01, 2010

To help further the cause of improving large-animal emergency rescue training, USRider has contributed significant donations to the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine over the years to support the college's large-anim... Read More


New Jersey Emergency Responders to Learn Animal Handling

February 08, 2010

To prepare state and county animal response teams to aid animals during emergencies, the New Jersey Animal Emergency Working Group will hold its 13th annual symposium March 1, 2010, in Westampton.

The daylong seminar will seek to ens... Read More


Large Animal Rescue Training Covered for Louisiana State Partner Groups

November 30, 2009

Partner groups of the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) combined their expertise Nov 13-15 in Minden, La., for a course in technical large animal emergency rescue (TLAER). The course was held at the LSU Fire & Emergency Trainin... Read More


Old Horse Saved from Louisiana Flood

November 19, 2009

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) partnered with local Ouachita Parish officials and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to rescue and evacuate a geriatric horse from the rising floodwaters of the Ouachita River on Nov. 9, 2009, i... Read More


Large Animal Rescue Training to be Offered in Kentucky

October 28, 2009

Registration is now open for an annual large animal rescue training opportunity for first responders, emergency medical technicians, veterinarians, firefighters, and other emergency/rescue personnel. Read More