Friday, December 4, 2015

Dr. Michael R. Privett (Class of 1985) is featured in JAVMA!

Risking death to rescue horses

Posted Dec. 1, 2015

Dr. Michael R. Privett swam alongside a skittish pregnant mare by the light of his rescue team’s boat.
He had gotten into the water with the horse after she fought, bucked, and turned back twice when pulled behind the aluminum johnboat earlier in the night. Both times, the mare started fighting about 100 yards from the barn where she and others had fled after the team had tried to catch them in flooded pastures.
Each time, the mare had pulled the boat back to the barn, where the water was up to Dr. Privett’s shoulders and to the withers of a 1,000-pound horse. read more...