Alberta Farm Animal Care Association

We should all be prepared for an emergency and in Alberta’s climate that can come in many forms. Farmers have the added responsibility of attending to the animals under their care in an emergency. Below are some of the excellent resources available to farmers across Canada and in Alberta.

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The Alberta Emergency Management Agency is an excellent source of information for everyone (including farmers) to become prepared for an emergency.


Information to help rural Albertans:

  1. Plan ahead for emergencies

  2. Complete their emergency plans

  3. Identify what to do during an emergency


Address interruptions to farm life that can impact animal welfare due to natural hazards and emergencies.


Understand what you can do before an emergency to control for injuries and damage. You can start with four steps to set up your emergency response program.


What can you make sure to have on-hand in case of a large-animal emergency? Check out this handy list from Dr. Rebecca (Husted) Gimenez

Resources for TLAER students:

2004 AAEP Recumbant Vertical lift, Helicopter

2008 AAEP Barn Fire

Equipment list for AWARENESS 2018

Gimenez Smith 2017 AAEP Recumbent



The golden hours of equine rescue

The Hypothermic Horse


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You should be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72 hours in the event of an emergency. Find emergency kit lists here to be ready!


Alerts are issued by communities where an emergency is occurring. You can sign up to receive this information and be better informed about potential risks near you.


In the event of an emergency, farmers must be prepared to deal with mortalities. There are regulations in place that specify what methods are appropriate.

Livestock Emergency Response Trailers

These trailers are equipped with everything needed in the event of a livestock emergency, such as a cattle liner rollover, barn collapse, or a barn fire.


Frameworks and strategies to assist in the preparation for, response to, and recovery from agricultural emergencies


Provincial handbooks for producers in different commodity groups that describe their roles in an animal health emergency.

ALERT Line card Jan2019

This is an anonymous, producer-helping-producer call line. If you ever see animals in distress, please call 1-800-506-2273

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Emergencies take a toll on us, not just physically but mentally. Find the resources available in your area to help.

Call Alert Line