Large Animal Emergencies Webinar
On March 24, 2022, AFAC hosted a Technical Large Animal Emergency Response (TLAER) webinar to teach emergency responders more about equipment used during large animal rescues and how it can be adapted to different scenarios. Attendees of the event had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Rebecca Gimenez Husted, who is the owner of TLAER inc., and has over 25 years of experience instructing about large animal emergencies. Dr. Husted was joined by Victor MacPherson who has an extensive background in emergency care for both humans and animals, instructing, and fire and rescue.
Participants from across Alberta, and Ontario, learnt about how to use emergency equipment in a variety of situations. The two instructors also spoke about the importance of having a plan and a backup plan in case the original idea doesn’t work out. At the end of the session, the instructors went through some real-life scenarios of previous livestock emergencies to learn what was done right in that situation and what could be improved upon next time.
Above is one of the images shared during their presentation. Because of their extensive involvement in the field, they are able to provide testimony and images from emergencies they experienced first-hand and are also able to explain how the situation was eventually resolved. The livestock emergency trailers that are involved in this program can be a game changer in your community.
Are you interested in learning more about TLAER or how to get a livestock emergency trailer in your area? Visit our website at: https://www.afac.ab.ca/programs-and-events/trailers/
Alberta Farm Animal Care plans to host in-person, two-day training sessions this fall with Dr. Husted. Check our Program & Events page and social media channels for the announcements later this summer.
To learn more about Rebecca and her company, please visit: http://www.tlaer.org/