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Report: Animals after Disasters Conference

Rebecca gives an update from a recent conference and reviews the history of large-animal disaster planning and organizations....

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The Birth of DaVinci Equine Emergency Transport, Maryland

Guest blogger Nicole Ehrentraut discusses the formation of her equine emergency transport company....

University of Florida VETS Team: Disaster Response

In my travels around the country, I meet the most fascinating people. I'd like to introduce you to them as well....

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Water Efforts Lead to Australian Entrapment Challenges

Rebecca reports from her large animal rescue training tour in Australia, where water collection tanks create safety issues for horses. ...

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Don't Drown Your Horse, Part 2

Just like you and me, horses need lessons to learn how to swim....

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Situational Awareness

Are you aware of the smells, sounds, and sights around you at all times? This situational awareness could save your life....

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....

About This Blog

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.