Equine Emergency Medicine and Rescue Techniques for the Wilderness Environment
The goal of this course is to improve the veterinary knowledge base for a general practice veterinarian, equine veterinarian or first responders who may be involved in an equine wilderness trail emergency, whether medical, traumatic or technical rescue in nature. The course provides information to improve the level of safety for the responding veterinarian/responder when working around a down, trapped or injured horse while working with minimal medical and/or technical rescue equipment. Veterinary medical management guidelines and emergency field sedation and anesthesia for the compromised trail horse will be discussed. Techniques, guidelines and regulations of emergency humane euthanasia in the wilderness will be offered. Additionally, advice on the proper, and realistic, medical / rescue cache will be described for the wilderness veterinarian.
The course provides information to improve the level of safety for all responders involved with equine emergencies. By recognizing the roles, attributes, skills and limitations of all involved parties involved in a multiagency response, the veterinarian will understand and manage scene safety, utilizing the incident command system and have training for the efficient and safe management of the equine emergency scene.
This program has been reviewed and assigned 3 hours of scientific continuing education credit by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
This deluxe 7 day pack trip covers all the essentials of horsepacking in the wilderness--with the Golden Trout Wilderness of the High Sierra as your laboratory. In addition to the formal lectures, instructors and packers will teach packing, feeding and managing livestock in the wilderness. Emphasis on reducing impact on the land and protecting wilderness environment.
Cheryl Ellis, D.V.M.,is the California Veterinary Medical Association’s disaster coordinator for El Dorado County. Her professional interests include emergency stabilization and care of the equine patient, equine technical rescue, and disaster preparedness and response involving equines. She also travels to Central and South America as a member of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association’s Field Service Division where she volunteers her time helping care for horses in impoverished areas.
Craig London, D.V.M., is co-owner of Rock Creek Pack Station and Mt. Whitney Pack Trains in the southeastern Sierra Nevada mountains. He practices veterinary medicine in Bishop and has taught many UC Davis Extension courses on veterinary care and wilderness horsepacking.
July 14-20: Sun.-Sat., 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Pack Station at Horseshoe Meadows, Horseshoe Meadows Rd, Lone Pine, CA