Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock virtual training

Livestock being handled by two first responders during training.


Course Overview

The Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock (ERAIL) program is focused on providing resources and training for people that potentially could be involved in responding to an accident where animals are involved. This virtual training provides participants with the information needed to effectively and efficiently respond to these types of accidents. Following this training, participants will have a better understanding of the types of situations that can occur with accidents involving animals, animal handling and behavior, incident command and accident response, along with the types of tools and equipment needed during an accident response. Additional hands-on training opportunities are also offered and participants in the D2L course are encouraged to partake in these activities. 

Course Format




More Information

Elizabeth Ferry franzeli@msu.edu


To register for this course you will need to create an account, sign in with your email/password, and complete the registration process. To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below.

  1. STEP #1: Create your Michigan State University Guest Account by following the instructions on this website: MSU Guest Account Creation Page. For detailed, step-by-step instructions visit the following web page: Step-by-Step Instructions: Creating Your Account.
  2. STEP #2: Login to the registration system with your Guest Account ID (your email address) and Password: Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock
    Course D2L sign in illustration for decorative purposes
  3. STEP #3: Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.


If you have any technical problems, please contact the Michigan State University IT Service Desk from 7am-12am Monday through Friday and 10am-12am on Saturday/Sunday, any day that the University is open.

  • Phone: (517) 432-6200
  • Phone (toll free): 1 (844) 678-6200
  • Email Web Form


Once you have registered,  you will receive an email with instructions on how to login to the course at https://d2l.msu.edu/. You will use the same login credentials that you set during registration (your NetID is your email address used during registration and use the same password set during registration). If you need to reset your password at any time go to: https://auth.msu.edu/, select the "Need help signing in?" link, and follow the prompts.