Large Animal Rescue: Moving into 2013 and Beyond

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Looking back at 2012 in the Large Animal Rescue arena of disasters and emergencies, we realize that interested parties and leaders in this effort have come a long way in reaching out to all aspects of the horse industry, emergency services, and veterinarians around the world. The year 2013 is expected to bring some significant steps forward in large animal rescue both in the United States and around the world.

Actual Rescues: Thanks to Google and other media search tools, there are many more actual rescues around the world that are populating the databases of large animal rescue technicians, veterinarians, and other emergency responders. Many of these are showing improvements in tactics, techniques, equipment and procedures being used to provide care to the horses trapped in various incidents. Several regional and local large animal rescue teams have celebrated five- and 10-year anniversaries, especially the Missouri Emergency Response team

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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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