On 2nd/3rd November 2013 Horse SA ran the International Large Animal Rescue Conference at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy. The conference had four themes: Large Animal Rescue, Event Incident Management, Livestock Transport & Animals in Disaster.
This page contains information from the conference. A report from Horse SA will be prepared in the near future. In the meantime, people interested in formalising LAR in Australia are invited to join the forum below which commences the pathway to a new national not-for-profit organisation (based on BARTA) national training standards & greater interface with government/community relating to animals in disasters.
General enquiries can be directed to Horse SA E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Australasian Large Animal Rescue Standards Forum: Drawing from the overseas experience and current Australian knowledge, this group will be the catalyst to draw together persons and organisations with an interest in veterinary care, training and technical rescue in the speciality field of Large Animal Rescue in the Australian context. This group will be the initial communications medium following the highly successful International Large Animal Rescue Conference held at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, South Australia facilitated by Horse SA
Info Sheet: What is Large Animal Rescue?
Horse SA Media Release 08.11.13 Photos are available on request E:email@example.com
(please note that a number of presentations/abstracts/summaries are yet to be uploaded. The listings below are in no particular order)
Jim Green Animal Rescue Specialist Hampshire Fire & Rescue UK
Pre-conference Presentation on “What is the Corporate Risk?” has been summarised by Dr Rebecca Gimenez in a blog on The Horse 911
Article: BARTA Animal Rescue Development1
Dr Ian Dacre Disaster Management Operations Director Asia-Pacific Region, World Society for the Protection of Animals THAILAND
Video: Animals in Disasters
Dr Josh Slater Professor in Equine Clinical Studies Royal Veterinary College, London UK (Via GoToMeeting)
Dr Christopher Riley Professor of Equine Clinical Sciences and Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery, Institute
of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, College of Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North NZ
PowerPoint PDF: Triage of large animals in disastersAdelaide2013Pub
Anthony Hatch & Chris Eburn NSW State Emergency Service
Use of the Rescue Glide Rescue Glide onto Bow-Loading Boat Quick Release Spreader Bar Mud Rescue Equipment
MaryAnne Leighton Author Equine Emergency Rescue
Dr Arvind Sharma Assistant Professor of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology in the Department of Veterinary Surgery
& Radiology in the Dr. G.C Negi College of Veterinary & Animal
Sciences, Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University in the North West India
SlideShare: Veterinary Profession, My Places, My People (Not presented but available for viewing)
Hayley Squance Programme Director & Lecturer Bachelor of Veterinary Technology Programme Massey University Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences
Horse Float Safety Survey - Report Update
Dr Chris Heislers The Veterinary Surgery VIC
Black Saturday Fires & Horses (pictures are wobbly on the YouTube so PowerPoint uploaded separately)
Bushfire observations: Article
PDF of ILAR PowerPoint TVS Horse Rescue Bushfire presentation
Dr Chris Heislers presentation at ILAR- Powerpoint added onto Slideshare
Dr Mark Peters Animal Welfare Advisor Biosecurity SA Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
Dr Kirrilly Thompson Senior Research Fellow Appleton Institute Central Queensland University (SA)
Raylene Garwood Australian Trail Horse Riders Assoc “Devils on Horseback”
Dr Rebecca McConnico entries & profile
The winning poster was “Biosecurity”. Dr McConnico has won $AUD100
PHOTOS: A selection have been added to Flickr
MEDIA: A number of media opportunities were provided leading up to and during the conference. This included media releases (many), an ABC Radio Interview conducted with Dr Ian Dacre & Julie Fiedler, which was broadcast in SA and made available to ABC regional radio networks. ABC TV news prepared and broadcast this story: “Conference hears better methods for rescuing animals in disasters needed“
Following the conference Horsetalk NZ published this story: “First Large Animal Rescue Conference held in Southern Hemisphere“ HorseYard ”New Australasian Large Animal Rescue Standards Forum Established“ More links to media will be added as available.
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue sponsored The Sheri Holmes Memorial Award for Large Animal Rescue Leadership which was presented to Jim Green of the Hampshire Fire Rescue Service, UK at the ILAR 2013, 5th International Large Animal Rescue Conference at Roseworthy, South Australia.
Read more about the Award & Sheri Holmes here: Award
TLAER Inc also recognised the extraordinary lengths that Dr Arvind Sharma had to travel to get to this conference. It started with a 12 hour bus trip just to reach the New Delhi airport before the flight to Australia.
Conference Sponsors- Please visit their websites and take time to view their products & services
Resquip Ltd. Rescue training is about much more than just the best way to save the rescuee; public safety and the health and welfare of the rescue crew are of paramount importance. In order to facilitate a comprehensive training programme, it is essential to have access to appropriate training equipment. Resquip exists to provide high quality, versatile, and
affordable rescue training equipment to the Emergency Services including the famous mannequin horse.
Safety, Access and Training provides quality consultancy and training services; we take pride as specialists in the fields of hazardous work environments, risk management, safety, workplace emergency management and rescue.
Light Regional Council is a progressive, growth, regional Council. It takes in a diverse and thriving area of broad acre farming, viticultural areas and rural-urban living. The mining heritage; the agricultural and viticultural history and the economic contribution to the state are all faithfully preserved and acknowledged throughout the Light Region. View promotional poster here.
University of Adelaide Equine Students Special Interest Group
AND TO THE MANY VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE THE PLANNING & DELIVERY OF THIS EVENT POSSIBLE- LOCAL, INTERSTATE AND OVERSEAS.
Including David King, NSW SES, who was involved in with the planning phases but was subsequently required to continue his role as Incident Controller with the NSW Fires raging at the time.
01.03.14 LINKED IN DRAFT Outline for Horse Event Incident Response Training until March 15