Animal control officers and first responders do not frequently have the opportunity to work with large animals when responding to emergency situations. Michigan State University Extension has assembled several tools and resources to help animal control officers and first responders develop their skills in working with large animals.
MSU Extension offers training for deploying equipment needed to respond effectively to accidents involving livestock
Published on October 3, 2022
Equipment needed to safely extricate livestock from trucks and trailers, move and contain animals following a transportation accident will be displayed and described in this section of the ERAIL course offered in-person by MSU Extension Oct 18, 2022.
Michigan State University Extension offers training for first responders, law enforcement officials and others on responding to accidents involving livestock
Published on September 7, 2022
Program attendees will be prepared to manage and respond to accidents involving livestock after attending this hands-on training.
Published on April 13, 2022
The Sixth International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare third webinar session to focus on emerging issues on April 27 at 2 p.m. E.T.
Published on November 19, 2021
Learn how to properly dispose of animal mortalities should an accident occur during travel.
MSU Extension Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock Program receives 2021 MCEA John A. Hannah Award for Program Excellence
Published on September 30, 2021
Michigan State University Extension’s Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock (ERAIL) Program was honored during the annual Fall Extension Conference for creating new partnerships and providing training for first responders.
Published on September 15, 2021
Animal confinement is critical for the safety of first responders and the public when dealing with accidents involving livestock.
Published on September 10, 2021
Environmental stressors such as accidents during transport cause sheep to react differently than normal. When faced with such situations, docile sheep can become agitated and may even rush people who are trying to work with them.
Published on July 26, 2021
When tragedy strikes while hauling animals, having trained responders, proper tools, and equipment and knowing how to manage the emergency situation are key to having an effective and efficient response to the emergency.
Published on July 8, 2021
Accidents involving livestock occur throughout Michigan and preparing first responders to effectively respond to these accidents is the goal of the MSU Extension D2L online training course.
Published on November 5, 2019
A tip sheet for basic safe handling practices of horses for first responders.
Published on May 25, 2018
First responders, law officers and transportation crews receive training to better respond to transportation accidents involving livestock
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Published on July 2, 2018
Location and angle for humane euthanasia of large animals using a firearm.
Published on July 2, 2018
Location and angle for humane euthanasia of large animals using a penetrating captive bolt gun.