Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) will be hosting a large animal emergency rescue awareness course at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Oct. 22-23.

The two-day course will cover a variety of topics pertaining to large animal emergency rescue including, but not limited to:

  • Basic concepts in large animal emergency rescue;
  • Roles of the veterinarian, owner, emergency responders and animal control in emergency Rescue;
  • Overview of facility evacuation planning for emergencies and disasters;
  • Prevention and mitigation of fire scenarios (such as barn fires, wild fires, and trailer fires);
  • Access into horse trailers and confined spaces in TLAER; and
  • What not to do in TLAER (a review of live rescues).

The cost is $40 per attendee and reservations must be made by Sept. 16. Lunch and refreshments are included in the program fee. A registration form is available online.

For more information about the TLAER awareness course, contact Dr. Carla Huston at or 662/325-1183, or Elmo Collum, MSU-ES, CMREC at or 602/857-228.