2014 TX TLAER Class Syllabus

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAERTM)

Texas 2014 TLAER Awareness (2 Day) Course Outline                                                                            Link to pdf file for 2014 Texas TLAER syllabus

(Syllabus is subject to change based on weather and availability)

First Day- September 8

 Morning Session

0715-0800 Check-in

0800 – 1000 – Intro– Recognition of track management, TEEX, Dr Buchanan, and Dr Gimenez

Awareness Level TLAER Concepts

Introduction – Emergency And Disaster Preparedness For Large Animals

Basic Concepts In Large Animal Emergency And Disaster Rescue

Introduction To Large Animal Behavior And Senses – Normal And Under Stress

1000-1015 break


Trailer Upright

Hands on Learning Labs

Break 1130-1140


Overview Of Containment And Restraint Of Large Animals (Physical And Chemical)

Overview Of Agro-Terrorism, Foreign Animal Disease, And Hazmat Issues In TLAER

Awareness Of Emergency Decontamination Of Animals (Gross Methods)

Highlights Of Critical Medical Concerns During Large Animal Incidents

The Incident Command System Related To TLAER Incidents

Lunch 1330-1430

Afternoon Session

1430-1730 (with minimum of one 10 minute break)

Awareness Of Confined Space, Trench Considerations In TLAER

IN DEPTH – Roles Of The Veterinarian, Owner, Emergency Responders & Animal Control On Scene

Awareness Of The Simple Manipulation Methods (Forward Assists, Backwards Drag, Hampshire Slip, Cast Horse Rolls, Etc.)

Awareness of Transportation Incident Prevention and Response Considerations

Introduction to Livestock Trailer Wrecks, Overturns and Response

Overview of Facility Evacuation Planning (Emergencies and Disasters)

Implementing Proper Emergency Field Humane Euthanasia for Large Animals

Second Day- September 9

Morning Session


Hands on learning labs

0900-1230 (Break 1045-1100)

Prevention & Mitigation Of Fire Scenarios (Barns, Wild Fire, Trailer Fires)

Large Animal Ambulances And Considerations For Running A Service

Basic Simple Vertical Lifting Employment Considerations And Equipment Recommendations

Awareness Of Recumbent Animal Recommendations

Lunch 1230-1330

Afternoon Session 1330-1545

Introduction To Water Rescue TLAER Considerations (Pools, Flat & Swiftwater, Etc.)

Introduction To Unstable Ground And Mud TLAER Scenarios

Introduction To Surface Ice Rescue TLAER Scenarios

Why NOT To Use Large Animal Slingloading In Helicopter Operations (Specialty Circumstances)

The Anderson Sling In Medical Scenarios

IN-DEPTH – What NOT To Do In TLAER – A Review Of Live Rescues

1545-1600 The future of Animal issues and education in Texas

1600 Class Graduation and Certificate Award Ceremony


Hands on Learning Labs

Trailer Upright Demo-

Manipulation of Large Animals –

Lab participants will learn to perform the Forward Assist, Backwards Drag, Hampshire Slip & Sideways Drag via hands on and demonstration on a mannequin. These are the basic tools of handling recumbent and entrapped animals, and participants will learn to put their skills to work in safely anchoring webbing on the animal.

Extrication & Response Considerations & Cutting Equipment (A Local Fire Rescue Company Will Bring A Truck And Demonstrate What Is On A Rescue Fire Truck.) Lab participants will observe Fire Department demonstration of truck equipment that may be applicable to a large animal rescue scene. (Examples include air and water for injection into the mud, lighting for safety on scene, Jaws of Life for cutting into a horse trailer, and use of pike poles and cribbing for stabilization.) Participants will learn to recognize the different types of equipment used by the fire department for use in TLAER scenarios.


Field Euthanasia (2 stations)

Lab participants will learn the appropriate sites for euthanasia of large animals including horses, cows, pigs, sheep and goats. Participants will get handout for captive bolt use and firearm use. Participants will also learn about proper restraints, what to expect when the animal is euthanized. Participants will get to practice on cadaver heads with blue guns.

Syllabus is subject to change based on weather and availability