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Dorchester County to Host Equine Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Horse Enthusiasts Encouraged to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Post Date:06/29/2018 12:37 PM

The Dorchester County Emergency Management Department (EMD) is partnering with Clemson University to help horse enthusiasts prepare for hurricanes and other disasters.

The workshop is free and open to all horse owners and enthusiasts of the Lowcountry. It will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Summerville County Council Chambers located at 500 N. Main Street.

Dr. Charlotte Krugler, Emergency Preparedness Veterinarian, and Dr. Sean Eastman, Director of Field Services, at Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health (SC State Veterinarian’s Office) will lead the workshop. 

The workshop will educate horse owners and others on what South Carolina is doing to support horse owners before, during, and after a disaster. Other topics include:

  • Appropriate equine disaster supplies
  • Evacuation tips and decision making
  • Emerging equine diseases

Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register for the class, residents should contact Mario Formisano, Director of Emergency Management at (843) 832-0341.