Kentucky Large Animal Rescue Training Scheduled

A Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue training is scheduled for April 5-7, 2013 at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in Richmond, Ky. The training will be provided by Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Response (KLAER) who is based out of Lexington.

The course will include 30 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on training with specially designed training mannequins. Instruction covers the use of sedatives and tranquilizers, chemical restraint, rescue ropes and knots, rescue from horse barn fires, mud rescue, helicopter rescue, and water rescue, among other situations.

The training qualifies each student to receive FSE 489 credit for the class. Space is limited for the public, so those interested in attending are encouraged to enroll now by contacting Beth McCoy at EKU at 859/622-1051 or The course is jointly organized and presented by EKU and USRider.

In 2005, USRider created the Large Animal Rescue Endowment Fund at Eastern Kentucky University to promote large animal rescue training efforts and support related training programs. Contributions to the Large Animal Rescue Endowment Fund can be sent to the Division of University Development, CPO 19A, Jones 324, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, Ky., 40475-3102. The Development Office can be reached at 859/622-1583.

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