Introduction to Livestock Cruelty Investigation

This introductory course is designed for first responders, animal control officers, humane investigators, law enforcement, and others that are involved in, or interested in becoming involved in, livestock cruelty investigations and/or deal with livestock in the course of their duties.  It combines lecture and hands-on to provide the student with a solid foundation in dealing with complaints/concerns regarding livestock, with an emphasis on horses.  Topics include animal identification, animal handling, general nutrition, veterinary care, general anatomy, appropriate husbandry, situational awareness, and conflict de-escalation.