Large Animal Rescue Training Offered in Virginia

The Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE Center) will host a Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training (TLAER) training session May 13-15, 2009.

Instructors Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, and Rebecca Gimenez, PhD, manage the TLAER organization. They lead training for members of the emergency response community nationwide. This course covers the latest concepts and equipment used to help rescue large animals from emergency situations (read more).

Auditor space is still available; participant spaces have been filled. Contact Shea Porr, PhD, superintendent of the MARE Center, at cporr@vt.edu or 540/687-3521 ext. 27, for more information on this session or the upcoming session at the Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol Stables May 18-20, 2009.

Virginia Tech's Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center's mission is to advance the health and well-being of the horse through graduate education for equine professionals, nutritional and pasture management research, and community educational programs. Located in Middleburg, Va., the center is one of 13 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers located across the state that help serve the commonwealth's agricultural needs.

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