Would you know what to do if your horse fell into a swimming pool? Got stuck in mud? Or perhaps was involved in a float accident? What procedure should you follow? What equipment should you use? Could you ensure your horse was rescued safely?
It’s a daunting prospect, but thankfully there are experts sharing their knowledge to help horse people, vets, emergency responders, animal welfare workers, etc, be as prepared for the unexpected as they can be.
We highly recommend the book “Equine Emergency Rescue, A Horse Owner’s Guide to Large Animal Rescue” by MaryAnne Leighton and Michelle Staples. This book is a thorough resource that is easy to read, and includes lots of photos and diagrams. It is available for purchase through the website http://www.equineer.com. Take a look at the Table of Contents at this link.
- Large animal rescue events are listed on the EquineER website on the “Training” page at this link. There are lots of events in 2013 thanks to the Queensland Horse Council’s Large Animal Rescue Roadshow around Australia and NZ.
- Adelaide hosted the International Large Animal Rescue Conference in 2013. Horse SA have posted videos, powerpoint presentations, abstracts and more from the conference on their website at this link.