The Kentucky Horse Council's Livestock Investigation Training is back this spring and will be held from May 16-18 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 I training, where attendees will learn how to handle horses and cattle, assess body condition score in both species, identify situations that need intervention, and apply Kentucky statutes to animal cases. Attendees also practice handling and evaluating live horses and cattle as well as examining Kentucky statutes and enforcement procedures. A Level II training will be offered August 1-3, also at Morehead State University.
"We are excited to be offering both levels of the Livestock Investigation Training this year," said Katy Ross, Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director. "These trainings fill a vital need for education of peace officers and advance the mission of the Kentucky Horse Council."
Peace Officers attending the training are eligible for Continuing Education Units through the Department of Criminal Justice Training.
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.
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.