In a first for Australia, a conference with a focus on large animals in rescue situations, disasters, transport safety and event related incidents will be held in South Australia this November.
Featuring speakers who are experts in their field from UK, USA, Asia, Australia & NZ this event will promote leading edge research, rescue techniques for a target audience which includes emergency services, veterinarians, educators, animal rescue volunteers and researchers.
“This conference is leading edge for Australia” said Julie Fiedler, Executive Officer of Horse SA and event organiser. “A unique opportunity for people world-wide to network and collaborate on the latest safety ideas, standards and experiences which has the ultimate outcome of a safer, more successful incident response for people and animals, particularly improving animal welfare outcomes”
Presenters include Jim Green from Hampshire Fire & Rescue (UK), Dr Rebecca Gimenez, Technical Large Animal Rescue (USA) & Dr Ian Dacre, Disaster Management Operations Director Asia-Pacific branch of the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
Registrations are now open for the event, to be held on the 2nd & 3rd of November at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus.
For more information visit http://www.horse.org.au
Horse SA has, as a key goal, to make sure horses are a valued part of our Australian culture, community and business life. The organisation works at all levels of government, business and non-profit organisations through to grass roots horse owners to achieve that goal.