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Dorchester County to Host Equine Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Post Date:07/11/2019 10:00 AM

The Dorchester County Emergency Management Department 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 Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Summerville County Council Chambers located at 500 N. Main Street (Cedar Street Entrance).

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), and Dr. Justin Miller, Senior Veterinarian at Charleston Equine Clinic 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 workshop, residents should contact the Dorchester County Emergency Management Department at (843) 832-0341. 
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