This DVD is designed to provide information and advice to equine vets who dread being called out to assist the emergency services with a rescue, and members of the emergency services who have little experience of dealing with horses. Split into five chapters, this film is part of a series of awareness-raising initiatives from BEVA to help make horse rescues safe for all concerned. For further information, please contact Anne Catchpole at BEVA on 01638 723 555 or email@example.com
Part 1 of the film incorporates chapters 1, 2 and 3. The topic is introduced by Brigadier Paul Jepson of The Horse Trust and the implications and dangers of equine rescue situations are presented by John Bonney Chief Officer of the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service. Chapter 3 explains the relevant procedures which are in place and includes a reconstruction of what typically happens when an emergency call is made to a fire and rescue service control centre
Part 2 of the film incorporates chapters 4 and 5 and includes tips on horse behaviour and psychology, equipment recommendations and demonstrations of a few manual handling techniques. (Please note: the manoeuvres shown were performed by vets attending the first Rescue and Emergency Medicine Training For Equine Vets course, rather than trained animal rescue specialists, and are not intended to be a substitute for attending an accredited animal rescue course.) At the end of the final chapter, you will find details of where to find information about animal rescue training.