Equine Investigations Academy (EIA)

Certified Equine Cruelty Investigation Training

The Equine Investigations Academy (EIA) provides training in the different aspects of horse abuse investigations. This in-residence academy uses classroom and hands-on instruction with a large number of horses to teach a systematic approach for equine cruelty investigators.

Code 3 Associates has been conducting the Equine Investigations Academy since 1998, and was involved with a similar school beginning in 1987. This Equine Cruelty Investigations academy was designed for the humane investigator – federal, state and local officers as well as prosecuting attorneys who are currently involved in equine cruelty cases.

Level I Topics Include
Equine Psychology
Body Condition Scoring
Veterinary Care
Foot and Leg Care
Property Inspections
Catching and Handling
Vital Signs
First Aid
Search and Seizure
Interview and Behavioral Analysis

Level II Topics Include
Equine Sports Abuse
Advanced Anatomy
Dealing with Questionable Professionals
Horse Auctions
Horse Hoarders
Disaster Planning (with Practcal)
Alternative Medicines
Cardiac Recovery Index and Vital Signs
Body Condition Scoring
Abusive Tack
Basic Ropes and Knots
Many of the topics included in this academy can be taught as stand-alone courses. Please contact us if you are interested.

The Equine Investigations Academy’s two levels, consisting of 50 hours each, will provide instruction in all aspects of horse abuse investigations. Level I must be taken before Level II.This academy is taught in partnership with Colorado State University for certification. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate and are eligible to apply for continuing education credits from Colorado State University. Veterinary professionals may apply to receive CEUs from Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

The EIA faculty may include Gary P. Maddox Ph.D., Charlotte J. Robinson D.V.M., Eric H. Bagdikian, Jim Boller, Krista Kurvers, Jarred Peterson and Nan M. Stuart.

Dates, Locations and Cost

Level I August 29-September 3, 2016 Durango, CO $1750 (shared room)
$1850 (private room)
Level II May 23-28, 2016 Durango, CO $1650 (shared room)
$1750 (private room)

Download and fax/email registration form (PDF opens in a new window)

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