Large Animal Rescue: Awareness Level Virtual Workshop (1:00pm EST: April 28, 2021)

Apr 28

90 Minutes

Hosted on Zoom

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In today’s society, responding to incidents involving animals is both an expectation and an acknowledgement that such incidents will likely involve people putting themselves and others at risk. All large animal incidents regardless of cause or scope, present a risk of injury to responders.  Through proper training of best practices and the use of specialized rescue equipment we significantly mitigate these risks and improve the odds of a favorable outcome for both animals and responders. By keeping responders safe, we improve our capacity to keep animals safe. This awareness level workshop includes an introduction to basic animal behaviour, animal handling techniques, animal restraint and confinement techniques. This session provides the foundation for future hands-on practical training.

This virtual workshop is intended for first responders,pre-service, law enforcement, animal control officers, veterinarians, vet. technicians, emergency animal response teams, horse owners, livestock producers and associations (note: participants must be minimum of 18 yrs of age).

Time: Wednesday, April 28th, 1pm EST

Length: Approx. 90 minutes (includes time for post-workshop Q&A)

Access: Workshop will be hosted on Zoom.*  Link to the workshop will be provided to registered participants prior to the event.  We recommend that prior to the event, participants download the Zoom app to their device(s), and ensure that microphone/speaker/camera are set up. (Note: participants need not turn on their camera if they prefer).

* presentation will be recorded for educational purposes

In Partnership with: Farm & Food Care Ontario.

Lead Instructor: 

Victor MacPherson became involved with the TLAER program in 2013, having completed several training seminars, and assisted in both training and facilitating courses with Equine Guelph and Dr. Rebecca Gimenez-Husted. During that time Victor was involved with several operational rescues with the fire department. Victor is also a facilitator for fire services response for Farm and Food Care Ontario.

Retired from the Adjala-Tosorontio Fire Department where he served for 25 years, 19 years as the District Fire Chief for Station 2.  Employed full time with the City of Vaughan Fire as a Master Emergency Vehicle Technician for 19 years, and currently Acting Chief Mechanical Officer.  Retired Master Corporal, having served in the Canadian Military attached to armoured units, having served with NATO in Europe.


Susan Raymond has been involved in the development and delivery, both online and in-person, of educational and skills training programs since 2003 (Equine Guelph). The focus of these programs is to improve welfare and safety of both animals and people on the farm during day to day activities and emergency situations.  Susan’s PhD research involved investigating the effects of exposure of horses to mycotoxins, as well as, examining stable design and management as they affect air quality. Susan has completed Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Operations, Rescue Ropes/Rigging courses and Animal Technical Rescue Awareness Level Course (University of Florida). Susan has also completed Colorado State University – Equine Investigations Academy Level 1.

For questions related to the course: Susan Raymond [email protected]

For registration information, including payment by invoice: Matt Houlahan [email protected] 

Equine Guelph: Large Animal Rescue Training Infosheets

British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (Barta):

Barta – Resources

Large Animal Rescue – Virtual Workshop: April 28

access until May 31, 2021 12:00 am
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