Farnam Companies And Zimecterin Donate Plastic Horse To 'Equine Evac'

Farnam Companies Inc. and Zimecterin (ivermectin) Advanced Technology Dewormer recently donated a life-sized plastic horse, retail value of $1,200, to Santa Barbara Equine Assistance and Evacuation, Equine Evac, a volunteer emergency equine rescue group.

Part of the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Humane Society, Equine Evac rescues horses in emergency situations, such as from high-angle areas, and air lifts them out. The organization also conducts clinics to teach people methods of extracting an injured horse from a horse trailer or confined space.

"We use the life-sized horse model to introduce the clinic participants to the different equipment and techniques," said Timothy B. Collins, a technical equine rescue specialist with Eqine Evac. "Before Farnam and Zimecterin donated this horse, we had to borrow one to conduct the clinics. We had a constant fear that during the training, the borrowed horse would be damaged, and we wouldn't be able to use it again.

"Another worry was that when we hold clinics outside our immediate area, we can't always find a plastic horse model to borrow," he continued. "Now, with our own horse, we can take it where ever we need to go."

Farnam has been manufacturing and marketing horse-health products for 52 years.

About the Author

Tim Brockhoff

Tim Brockhoff was Staff Writer of The Horse:Your Guide to Equine Health Care from 1995 to 1999. His degree is in Agricultural Communications from the University of Kentucky, and his equine experience is with American Saddlebreds.

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