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Awareness Level Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course

July 25, 2023 @ 8:00 am - July 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Please find information on the upcoming Awareness Level Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue course below. Happening on July 25-26 at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, the registration cost is $150. Find course information and NSFA funded registration details below!

NSFA Registration Funding

Regional Services at Natural Resources and Renewables is running an Awareness Level Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) course this summer and they have extended the invite to the agriculture community! The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture will fund registration for up to 50 seats. Those taking a funded seat must be willing to support livestock rescues, provide name, and contact information to the NSFA to have on file. The following individuals qualify for a funded registration:

  • Farmers
  • Rural volunteer fire fighters
  • Livestock transporters
  • Exhibition representatives
  • Nuisance Wildlife Operator

Eligibility can be indicated on the registration form at the link below. If you have any questions on eligibility for NSFA registration funding please reach out to lvisser@nsfa-fane.caThe Awareness Level course is a great introduction, it highlights the major considerations when assessing and planning for a rescue, as well as it gets folks thinking about the tools that may need or can improvise. Though having a fully equipped mobile rescue capability is ideal, the more valuable asset is the knowledge of how materials at hand can be adapted. Often much of the gear needed could be found on a fire truck, but since many firefighters are not trained in TLAER, they may be unsure how to use their equipment effectively. Having a trained advisor (or having the firefighters trained) can provide more options during an emergency. As large animal veterinarians could be called to the scene, it would be worthwhile for them to have the knowledge as well.

The two-day Awareness Level course is scheduled for 25-26 July 2023 at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. The cost is $150/person and there is a limit of 100 attendees. If you would like to participate, please fill out the registration form found at the following link:

Contact rstraining@novascotia.ca to register.

For more details on accommodations and meals, reach out to Lori MacDonald by e-mailing rstraining@novascotia.ca.

You can look here for examples of rescues: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tlaer/ and here for more information: https://tlaer.org/

The following courses are pre-requisites, but are good to take for many folks, even if they don’t carry on to TLAER:



July 25, 2023 @ 8:00 am
July 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm