Lexington, KY (June 1, 2016
) - The Kentucky Horse Council will be hosting Livestock Investigation Training Level II from August 1st-3rd at Morehead State University. Registration is now open to all county and state officials, such as Animal Control Officers, Sheriffs, and Police Officers.
Developed by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) in partnership with the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association (KCA) with input from experienced enforcement officers, veterinarians, and livestock producers, this three-day course is tailored to the needs of the Commonwealth.
This training is a Level II training, where attendees will take what they learned at the Level I training and further their knowledge of difficult animal behavior, assess body condition scores, identify situations that need intervention, and apply Kentucky statutes to animal cases. Attendees also practice handling and evaluating live horses and livestock as well as examining Kentucky statutes and enforcement procedures. This training also focuses on small ruminants and swine in addition to horses and larger livestock.
"We are thrilled to be offering the Level II Livestock Investigation Training this year for the first time in several years," said Katy Ross, Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director. "This training builds on the foundation of the Level I training and will further the education of peace officers on important issues prevalent throughout the Commonwealth. It is important to the entire agriculture industry in Kentucky that these officials possess this training and knowledge."
Peace Officers attending the training are eligible for Continuing Education Units through the Department of Criminal Justice Training. Animal Control Officers attending the training receive Continuing Education credits through the Kentucky Animal Care & Control Association.
Cost to attend the three day training is $150 per officer. Out of state officials may attend at $250 per officer. Limited scholarships for tuition are available.
For more information, to register for the class, or for partnership and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org, or contact the Kentucky Horse Council at 859-367-0509.
ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL - The Kentucky Horse Council is a 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits. The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs.