The Equine Cruelty Investigation Series at Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) is a seminar series designed to help cruelty investigators feel confident working with and handling equines. Any cruelty investigator who does not work with horses on a regular basis would benefit from this instruction.
These seminars will prepare you to feel more self-assured around horses, have a better understanding of the equine mind, and be better prepared to determine when a horses needs are not being met.
Topics covered may include:
- Minimum Horse Care Standards
- Case Histories
- Color and Breed Identification
- Hoof Anatomy and Hoof Problems
- Dental Care of Equines
- Horse Handling and Safety
- Use of Height and Weight Tapes
- Body Condition Scoring
- Examining for Illness and Injury
- Trailering Tips
Don't miss these upcoming dates:
- March 19, (Morning Session) “Expert Witness Preparation": Gillian Deegan, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney from Botetourt County, VA
- March 19, (Afternoon Session) “Courtroom Demeanor": Madeline Bernstein, President, spcaLA.
- June 6 - "Animal Cruelty Cases: Strategies for working with State’s Attorney’s offices”: April Doherty, Paralegal & Lead Investigator for State’s Attorney’s Office in Baltimore County
- August 22 & 23, TWO-DAY All Inclusive Equine Cruelty Investigators Course
- October 24 - "Crime Scene Analysis, Evidence Recognition and the Application of Forensics and Crime Scene Consideration”: Melinda Merck, DVM, Forensic Veterinarian
For a more detailed description about each class, speaker and what to expect, click here.
To download a registration form please click, ECI Class Registration 2018.
** DEFHR also provides organizations with the option to host their own Equine Cruelty Investigators course at their location. This allows organizations the flexibility to provide training for animal welfare professionals on their schedule without traveling. To learn more about hosting your own Equine Cruelty Investigator's class, please click here to download an informational packet.
For more information, click here to e-mail DEFHR.