Emergency Rescue Techniques

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 21, 2016

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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Horses Rescued From Texas Flood Waters

June 03, 2016

A half-dozen horses were rescued from rising flood waters from the Brazos River. ... Read More

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Hurricane Preparedness

May 17, 2016

Dr. Becky McConnico offers advice on planning for hurricane season. ... Read More

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More Than 100 Horses Rescued From Houston Floods

April 20, 2016

Dozens of equids have been moved to higher ground while five endurance horses remain missing.... Read More

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Registration Open for KHC Large Animal Rescue Training

April 14, 2016

A basic training class and an operations-level course (which will be open to auditors) will be offered.... Read More

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Indiana Horses Removed From Flood Zone

December 29, 2015

Thirteen therapeutic riding horses were rescued this week after their Brownsburg, Indiana, pasture flooded.... Read More

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Navigating Natural Disasters with Horses

March 02, 2015

Prepare a disaster plan for keeping your horse safe during wildfires, hurricanes, and other emergencies.... Read More

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Are You Crash-Ready?

January 19, 2015

Here's what to do if you have a horse-hauling accident and how to avoid a wreck in the first place.... Read More

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Six Ways to Better Prevent and Respond to Barn Fires

January 12, 2015

What fire-prevention methods have you used in your barn?... Read More

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Equine Guelph Holds Large Animal Rescue Courses

October 10, 2014

Speakers encouraged attendees to take what learned back to the industry to help improve emergency rescue success rate.... Read More

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Emergency Preparedness, Large Animal Rescue Courses Offered

July 13, 2014

Equine Guelph will host a workshop designed to help horse owners prepare for and handle emergency situations.... Read More

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Movies and TV's Effect on Real-Life Horse Extractions

June 19, 2014

Real life shouldn't emulate art when it comes to working with and rescuing large animals.... Read More

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Best Practices in Trailer Overturn Emergencies

June 03, 2014

There are a number of dos and don'ts when responding to horse trailer overturns. Don't make these mistakes!... Read More

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Trailering Your Horse with Safety in Mind

April 21, 2014

Make every trip a positive experience by planning it out ahead of time to ensure that your horse arrives safe.... Read More

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Fire Agency Adopts Large Animal Rescue Guidelines

January 15, 2014

The guidelines cover recommended practices for animal rescues, equipment used in such situations, and more. ... Read More

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The Top 10 Blogs of 2013

January 04, 2014

Here's a look back at TheHorse.com's 10 most popular blog posts in 2013. Did your favorites make the list? ... Read More

Iced-over irrigation ponds or natural water features present a danger to horses—they can fall through the ice, become trapped, and suffer hypothermia. Protect your horse by eliminating access with fencing.

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My Horses are Out On the Ice

December 17, 2013

Protect horses from icy ponds by using barriers such as fences. Otherwise, the results could be devastating.... Read More

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Large Animal Rescue Training in Australia

November 07, 2013

Learn about large-animal rescue training efforts in Australia.... Read More

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Safety of Emergency Personnel During Large Animal Rescue

November 06, 2013

Dr. Rebecca Gimenez shares information from the Fifth International Conference on Large Animal Rescue.... Read More

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Registration Open for KHC's Livestock Investigation Training

June 10, 2013

Attendees will learn how to handle horses, assess body condition score, and more.... Read More

This photo from May 21 shows the Main Barn at the Orr Family Farm. The Main Barn was used for group events, wedding receptions, and other events associated with the Orr Family Farm.

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Oklahoma Horse Owners Face Tornado Devastation

May 21, 2013

Horse owners in Oklahoma are assessing their losses while bracing for yet another round of strong storms. ... Read More

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Handling Hyperthermia and Hypothermia in Horses

April 12, 2013

One veterinarian reviews equine hyperthermia and hypothermia and how to best manage affected horses.... Read More

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Florida Barn Fire Claims Pregnant Mare

March 09, 2013

A fire at a breeding farm claimed the life of a pregnant mare and caused more than $425,000 in other damages.... Read More

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Barn Fires: The Veterinarian's Role (AAEP 2012)

March 06, 2013

A well-thought-out approach to triage after a barn fire can save horses' lives.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012

December 31, 2012

We've taken a few minutes to tally our most popular blog posts of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More