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TMD Equine University maintains a commitment to excellence through the entire program and we are committed to the success of our students. We want our students to fully understand how to use safe and successful management practices.

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Earn your certified diploma at home while you maintain your current job. TMD Equine U gives you in-depth knowledge about the care, maintenance, business and training of all equines and hybrids.

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  • The Veterinarian’s Role in Equine Abuse Investigations

    The following is an article from The Horse.

    The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Abuse Investigations

    Photo: Courtesy of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

    Veterinarians must know how to properly document findings and avoid destroying evidence while still putting the horse’s welfare first.

    How a veterinarian goes about examining and treating allegedly abused horses can mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful case against the owner. He or she must know how to properly document all findings and avoid destroying evidence while still putting the horse’s welfare first.

    Nicole Eller, DVM, a Minnesota-based field shelter veterinarian with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Field Investigations and Response team, described the veterinarian’s unique role in animal crime scene investigations during her presentation at the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 3-7 in Orlando, Florida.

    First, she reviewed the basics of evidence identification, collection, and preservation. “Evidence is generally defined as anything that can demonstrate or disprove a fact in contention,” said Eller. In equine abuse investigations, this can include anything from photos of a horse’s injuries or body condition to the moldy hay in his feeder.

    Veterinarians must view these cases through the lens of someone looking for and collecting evidence. As the equine expert, the veterinarian will recognize key pieces of evidence that other investigators might overlook.

    Eller then described the four phases of processing an animal crime scene.

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