It is used worldwide by first responders, veterinarians, horse owners, and sanctuaries for rapid response to an equine incident. It is a highly portable, complete sling system with easy-to-use instructions. Designed and tested by world-renowned veterinarians from UC Davis -emergency response veterinarian- Dr. John Madigan and equine neurologist Dr. Monica Aleman.
The Loops Rescue Sling can help in many emergencies. The system is effective in commonly used basic technical rescue procedures, including lifting a down horse. The sling has been tested in live horses, and results have been published in peer-reviewed research studies. It is designed for short-term field use situations and does not replace prior full-body lifting systems. The advantages to this system are that it lifts by the skeletal system, there are no knots, no J hooks, and no metal bars, and it fits in a small duffel bag that can be carried to the horse needing help. Each kit has step-by-step instructions for forward and rear assistance, rolling a down horse, mud rescue, horizontal drag, and lift. It has been sold throughout the United States to animal services, veterinary clinics, mobile veterinary practices, universities, fire departments, search and rescue, and equine emergency evacuation teams.- International sales to Canada, Japan, Mexico, Ecuador, UK, Saudia Arabia and other countries.
This simplified sling came from needs identified by Drs. John Madigan and Monica Aleman at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. John Madigan is a distinguished professor emeritus in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Animal Welfare. He founded the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) in 1997 and developed the first protocols for helicopter equine rescue. He is a contributing inventor to the Anderson Sling, the Large Animal Lift and the Loops Rescue system. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the AVMA Animal Welfare Award, Red Cross Hero Award, US House of Representatives Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, American Association of Equine Practitioners Distinguished Service and Life Time Achievement Award, Dr. Aleman is a board certified equine neurologist and deals with complex cases where horses need support or lifting. Dr. Aleman's design insight allowed the loops to lift by the skeletal system, which is safer for the horse.
What’s in the Loops Rescue System
• Four 6-foot loops made each rated capacity 5300 lbs. vertical
• Ten Cinch Straps
• Four small carabiners
• One D-Ring shackle rated 9500 lbs.
• Portable soft drag (rated 1,500 lbs.) • Two clamp-on foam comfort tubes
•Small duffel bag
• Optional: Portable heavy duty Drag (rated 1,500 lbs; Titan By Taylor)