Large Animal Rescue Operations (LARO)
Class Hours: 16
Large 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:
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
Customized scenario applications