Emergency Rescue Techniques


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


Firefighters Rescue 2,400-lb Draft Horse from Hole

September 10, 2009

A 2,400-lb draft horse named Sylvia is recovering after firefighters in Estacada, Ore., rescued her from a 15-foot-deep hole on Monday night, Read More


Horses Evacuated from British Columbia Fires

July 20, 2009

Most horses are now safe from forest fires that have been burning west of Kelowna, British Columbia, thanks to the efforts of the Kelowna SPCA, the B.C. Interior Horse Rescue, and the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team.

The fires drove... Read More


Virginia Extension Hosts Large Animal Rescue Training

June 08, 2009

Virginia Cooperative Extension hosted a Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue three-day emergency training program at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension... Read More


LSU Vets Aid Horses Trapped in Trailer

June 08, 2009

Veterinarians from Louisiana State University (LSU) responded to an emergency call the evening of May 30 after learning that two horses were trapped in an overturned horse trailer as a result of a single vehicle accident.

LSU veterinarians,... Read More


Hagyard to Offer Large Animal Emergency Response Training

May 12, 2009

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, Ky., strives to train veterinarians, first responders, and individual horse owners in large animal emergency response techniques by offering annual courses.

The group's next large animal... Read More


Australians Attend Kentucky Large-Animal Rescue Training

May 07, 2009

Large-animal emergency rescue training continues growing in popularity around the globe, according to Mark Cole, managing member for USRider, a roadside assistance plan designed with horse owners in mind. Awareness of the issue was at a far lowe... Read More


Students Participate in Large Animal Rescue Demonstration

April 15, 2009

Earlier this spring, a group of third graders in Richmond, Ky., got a hands-on lesson in rescuing large animals.

On March 30, Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, and Rebecca Gimenez, PhD, gave a Read More