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December 13, 2012
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Large animal rescue team responds to down horse

Grass Valley and Nevada County Consolidated fire units were requested to assist with rescue of a horse in the 14000 Block of South Ponderosa Way at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Upon arrival fire units found a veterinarian on scene with a horse that had been unable to move for the past several hours, according to a report. The vet at scene was able to provide fluids to the horse.

Fire crews evaluated the conditions and requested additional assistance after making initial attempts to remove the horse.

With arrival of additional fire resources, the horse was lifted and able to stand on its own. Veterinarians on scene provided care to the horse after it was lifted.

The Joint Operational Area (Nevada County Fire, Nevada City Fire and Grass Valley Fire) have specialized equipment and training for large animal rescue incidents including a specialized trailer which responded to this incident.

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The Union Updated Dec 14, 2012 06:44AM Published Dec 17, 2012 08:18AM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.