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Report from the Fifth International Conference on Large Animal Rescue

I'm posting live from the Fifth International Conference on Large Animal Rescue held this week in Adelaide, South Australia....

Milton, Ga., Response Program is a Huge Success

This unit has outfitted its department with a cache of large animal equipment, responds to needs within its region, and performs ongoing training. ...

Large Animal Rescue: Moving into 2013 and Beyond

The year 2013 is expected to bring some significant steps forward in large animal rescue, both in the United States and around the world....

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Getting Involved with Your Local Responders

There are some places that you do not want your name to show up. I can think of several, but one of those would be the Journal of Trauma....

A Firefighter’s Perspective on Horses

What firefighters want you to know about horses....

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NFPA appointments of Animal Professionals to Committees

These appointments provide a real step forward and an opportunity to professionals outside of the fire service to bring their experience, network of colleagues, veterinary oversight, and technical expertise to improve the standard response to animal technical rescue scenarios....

Top 3 Mistakes Veterinarians Make During Equine Emergencies

As part of the rescue team, veterinarians play an important role in securing and saving a horse in danger, but missteps can and do happen. Our expert offers three mistakes to avoid....

Splish Splash -- Get that Horse Outta the Pool!

Methods for removing horses from pools are varied. Learn about the most successful tactics for pool rescues. ...

Barn Fires--Prevention and Response

We have all heard it, and most of us believe it. It goes something like this: "If you leave a halter and lead rope outside your horse's stall, then a firefighter or first responder can halter him and lead him safely from the stall and out of the barn in a fire." ...

Best Practices In Trailer Overturn Emergencies

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

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The Horse 911: What's Your Emergency? describes real-life equine emergencies and rescues, along with lessons on how to avoid such situations when possible and how to effectively save the horses and humans involved.