Large animal emergency rescue

OVC students, interns and residents took part in the Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop where they learned practical skills to aid large animals and livestock in emergencies. Presented by Equine Guelph & the Department of Clinical Studies at OVC

OVC Veterinarians Gain Skills in Large Animal Emergency Rescue

The final offering in 2023 of Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue (LAER) training was a specialized workshop for veterinarians held at the University of Guelph campus.  On Saturday, October 21, 2023, this course was presented by Equine Guelph & the Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.  OVC students, interns and…

Large Animal Emergency Rescue workshop using a glide as special equipment

First Responders Ready for Large Animal Emergency Rescue

2023 has seen an uptick in training of first responders with over seven fire departments, two mounted police units and five veterinary clinics participating in training this year.  The next stop for Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue (LAER) training team will be at the Ontario Veterinary College, October 21, for a special offering for…

Large Animal Emergency Rescue course participants

First Responders are Gaining and Implementing Skills for Large Animal Emergency Rescue

The next stop for Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue (LAER) training team will be Ashburn, Ontario on Sept 16 and 17, 2023.  The two-day operational level course, presented by Equine Guelph (University of Guelph), WindReach Farm and Scugog Fire Department, will be important training for emergency response teams that are called out to extricate…

Annual Investment in Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training

For the past three years, Hamilton Mounted Police have sent their officers to receive hands on training at Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training workshops provided by Equine Guelph.  They fully appreciate the value of practicing successful outcomes for situations they may be called out to respond to.  The refresher course on April 19, 2023 at…

Hamilton Hosts Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training

Hamilton Mounted Police understand the value of preparedness and were happy to host another Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training workshop by Equine Guelph on March 30, 2022 at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Participants from Hamilton Mounted Police, Hamilton Fire Department and McKee-Pownall Equine Services were hands on, working together on the rescue scenarios using props including Rusti,…

Grand River Agricultural Society

Grand River Agricultural Society Supports Equine Guelph Programs with Generous Gift

A gift of $150,000 over three years from the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) to Equine Guelph will initiate the partnership of a multi-year initiative to continue building and developing programs of value to the horse industry.  The generous donation from the Grand River Agricultural Society will support important Equine Guelph programs in job training…

Toronto Mounted Police take Large Animal Rescue Course

Equine Guelph Large Animal Emergency Rescue Programs Resume with Hands-On Workshops for Toronto Mounted Police

Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Rescue educational tools emerged out storage for the first time since the pandemic started.  A total of 30 Toronto Mounted Police officers were the keen participants in workshops taking place on November 3rd and 10th 2021 at the CNE grounds.  The last hands-on workshop was for the Hamilton Mounted Police unit…

Large Animal Emergency Rescue crew practice on Equine Guelph horse mannequin

New Large Animal Emergency Rescue Webinars Announce 4th offering of 2021

The first three Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue awareness level workshop webinars launched this year sold out quickly!  A fourth date has been announced for April 28 in response to the huge demand for this important knowledge. For $50+HST a small group of registrants will receive an introduction to Large Animal Rescue equipment and…

Large Animal Emergency Rescue crew practice on Equine Guelph horse mannequin

Introducing Large Animal Emergency Rescue Webinars

Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue awareness level workshop is being offered for the first time virtually!  Registrants can choose between 3 dates: Thursday March 4, 11 & 12  For $50+HST. Registrants will receive an introduction to Large Animal Rescue equipment and techniques, as well as, livestock behaviour and handling.  These 90 minute online sessions provide an introduction…

barn on fire

Evacuation Infographics added to Equine Guelph Barn Fire Prevention Resources

Equine Guelph has created a set of downloadable infographics to aid in barn evacuation plans, thanks to generous sponsorship by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.  It is well understood that investing in emergency preparedness is the best defense.  It can mean the difference between panic or focused execution of a practiced plan during a chaotic situation.  In addition to…