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People with horses in pen

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 this training since 1998, and prior to that was involved with a similar school. This unique 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.

Many of the topics included in this academy can be taught as stand-alone courses. Please contact us if you are interested.

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 this training since 1998, and prior to that was involved with a similar school. This unique 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.

Many of the topics included in this academy can be taught as stand-alone courses. Please contact us if you are interested.

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Level I Topics May Include

  • Equine Psychology
  • Identification
  • Body Condition Scoring
  • Anatomy
  • Veterinary Care
  • Foot and Leg Care
  • Property Inspections
  • Catching and Handling
  • Vital Signs
  • First Aid
  • Nutrition
  • Search and Seizure
  • Interview and Behavioral Analysis

Level II Topics May Include

  • Equine Sports Abuse and Abusive Tack
  • Foot and Leg Care
  • Advanced Anatomy
  • Dealing with Questionable Professionals
  • Horse Auctions
  • Horse Hoarders
  • Disaster Planning (with Practcal)
  • Cardiac Recovery Index and Vital Signs
  • Body Condition Scoring
  • Basic Ropes and Knots
Faculty

The EIA faculty may include Dean Hendrickson, D.V.M., Charlotte J. Robinson D.V.M., John Howley, Brett Huff, Krista Kurvers, Jane McCall, Jarred Peterson and Nan M. Stuart.

 

Available Courses

Certification

The Equine Investigations Academy’s two levels, consisting of 48 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.

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EXPERIENCE

“This class is awesome! Only the best instructors and staff. Love the ranch and entire course. I learned a lot and will definitely take all the knowledge passed on and utilize it. I had an amazing time as always! Thank you all so much for your help and hard work!”

—Austin H.