Emergency Equine Response Unit

Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO)

Large animal rescue operations with EERU

Large Animal Rescue Training

Technical large animal emergency response for incidents such as incidents including trailer accidents, large animal sling lifts, and large animals stuck in mud or trench.

Technical Large Animal Rescue Operations

Emergency Equine Response Unit Large Animal Rescue Operations TrainingLarge Animal Rescue Operations (LARO) is a 2-day operations level course that encompasses aspects of large animal emergency response, and demonstrates what to do if a horse or other large animal gets stuck in mud, stranded on ice, trapped in an overturned trailer or other incident.

The specialized training needed for large animal rescue is encompassed in this LARO class through both hands-on and classroom instruction. The Large Animal Rescue Operations class includes practicing rescue scenarios, use of lift mechanisms and a Becker Sling and the use of a life-sized, weighted horse mannequin with articulating limbs.

LARO Course Topics Include

Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO) Training

  • Characteristics of large animals in stressful environments
  • Restraint and containment of large animals
  • Roles of the animal’s owner, veterinarian and law enforcement officers
  • Ropes, knots and rope systems
  • Large animal sling lifts
  • A-frame use
  • Customized scenario applications

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