Kentucky Horse Council offers Equine Abuse Investigation Training Seminar in Eastern Kentucky
RELEASE: August 19, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Essie Rogers
A three-day course on investigating equine abuse and neglect is offered by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) in cooperation with Morehead State University (MSU), October 1-3, 2008. The class is part of the KHC horse welfare program and is designed for animal control officers, sheriffs, and other Kentucky law enforcement officials involved in investigating and prosecuting equine neglect and abuse.
“We are committed to being part of the solution in support of better outcomes for neglected Kentucky horses,” commented Madelyn Millard, President of KHC. “Providing education and networking opportunities for equine abuse investigators is a clear way for us to promote the health and welfare of Kentucky horses.”
The training includes lecture and hands-on learning and incorporates a strategic approach to the investigation process. Experts in Kentucky animal abuse statutes, equine nutrition, and equine veterinary medicine will present information relevant to the investigation and reconditioning process. MSU faculty will present on selected topics in partnership with KHC staff.
The first day of the course is optional but recommended for all attendees and teaches basic horse handling skills and equine knowledge. Day two and three cover the investigation, documentation, and legal process and rehabilitation of the confiscated animal. Attendance on day two and three is required to receive a course completion certificate.
“We are excited to work with the Horse Council on this educational project,” remarked Dr. J. Mike Phillips, Chair of the MSU Agriculture and Human Sciences Department. “This is a great opportunity for us to expand our community presence as part of a larger network of equine resources in Eastern Kentucky.”
Equine Abuse investigation Training is offered by the Kentucky Horse Council at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex at Morehead State University, October 1-3, 2008. Tuition is $75; however, funds are available for scholarships as well as per diem reimbursement.
For more information or to enroll in the Equine Abuse Investigation Training, please contact the Kentucky Horse Council at (859) 367-0509 or email email@example.com
, or visit www.kentuckyhorse.org