Miami Animal Import Center Holds Large Animal Rescue Meeting

The Miami Animal Import Center played host to a recent meeting that reviewed equine airplane rescue protocol.
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A group of government agencies and individual stakeholders met in Miami, Fla., August 8 at the Miami Animal Import Center to discuss safety concerns associated with the transportation of large animals in air planes.

Groups represented at the meeting included the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Veterinary Officers, members of USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Miami International Airport Federal Aviation Administration tower operators and operations manager, Miami Port Veterinary Office, Miami-Dade’s Police Special Operations and Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team, Technical Large Animal Rescue Team members, Transport Safety Administration Homeland Security representatives, animal handlers from several commercial airlines (such as American Airlines), and animal transportation specialists and loadmasters in addition to several animal health technicians, private practitioners, and quarantine and identification coordinators.

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A rescue crew works to free "Randy the Rescue Horse" from a shipping container to practice skills they might need to use one day on a live horse

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Rebecca Gimenez Husted, BS, PhD, is the primary instructor and president of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue. Her first book, Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, was published in 2008. She is an internationally sought instructor in technical rescue techniques, procedures, and methodologies, and she has published numerous critiques, articles and journal submissions on horse safety, technical large animal rescue and horse handling issues.

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