Manurology 101 - roughage



What can your horse's manure tell you about his diet?In this case, it may tell you whether or not your horse is consuming enough roughage. Any changes in manure consistency, color, smell, or amounts should be discussed with your horse's veterinarian. If no obvious reason for the change is found, you may want to look at roughage consumption as a cause, especially if your horse is dentally challenged. Even though most senior feeds are high in "fiber," that fiber may not be a suitable substitute for
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Basic Sanctuary Rules



As Spring begins, Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary always experiences an increase in visitors and new volunteers. In anticipation of new friends this year, we'd like to post our Basic Farm Rules, so you will be familiar with them ahead of time. While many of these rules apply to volunteers, many also apply to one-time visitors and tour groups.The Farm Rules are intended to make your time at Traveller’s Rest both safe and pleasant and to keep the equine residents happy and healthy. Previous
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Basic Sanctuary Rules



As Spring begins, Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary always experiences an increase in visitors and new volunteers. In anticipation of new friends this year, we'd like to post our Basic Farm Rules, so you will be familiar with them ahead of time. While many of these rules apply to volunteers, many also apply to one-time visitors and tour groups.The Farm Rules are intended to make your time at Traveller’s Rest both safe and pleasant and to keep the equine residents happy and healthy. Previous
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The Reiki Digest: Wordless Wednesday: Reiki for horses



TREES' Grande Dame, Emma, was honored with a mention in The Reiki Digest. Well, not a "mention" in the literal sense, since it was Wordless Wednesday, after all. But this one's worth more than a thousand words.The Reiki Digest: Wordless Wednesday: Reiki for horsesFor more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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The Reiki Digest: Wordless Wednesday: Reiki for horses



TREES' Grande Dame, Emma, was honored with a mention in The Reiki Digest. Well, not a "mention" in the literal sense, since it was Wordless Wednesday, after all. But this one's worth more than a thousand words.The Reiki Digest: Wordless Wednesday: Reiki for horsesFor more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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Hey, Good Lookin'!



We are so thrilled with this beautiful mare's recovery, we wanted to share:Remember.....don't dwell on the memory of this:Delphi - August 9, 2008 - Age 28Instead, celebrate this!Delphi - March 16, 2009 - Age 29For more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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Hey, Good Lookin'!



We are so thrilled with this beautiful mare's recovery, we wanted to share:Remember.....don't dwell on the memory of this:Delphi - August 9, 2008 - Age 28Instead, celebrate this!Delphi - March 16, 2009 - Age 29For more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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Bodywork at Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary



Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary is very fortunate to have Jill Deming, M.A., of Integrated Animal Therapies as one of our complementary healers. Jill is a certified Massage Therapist and member of the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork. Incorporating massage, acupressure, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, animal Bowen and equine myofascial structural integration into her practice, Jill integrates elements of several types of bodywork into each visit,
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Bodywork at Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary



Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary is very fortunate to have Jill Deming, M.A., of Integrated Animal Therapies as one of our complementary healers. Jill is a certified Massage Therapist and member of the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork. Incorporating massage, acupressure, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, animal Bowen and equine myofascial structural integration into her practice, Jill integrates elements of several types of bodywork into each visit,
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Clinics in MD including info on elder care



Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Md., will offer Horse Care Clinics I and II on April 18 and 19.Clinics cover such topics as horse handling and psychology, safety, hoof and dental care, health problems, care of older horses, emergency care, nutrition, and parasites. Participants will get practical advice on trailering, boarding, and other details on how to provide quality equine care.Days End Farm is located at 1372 Woodbine Road, at the intersection of Routes 144 and 94. The fee for the
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Clinics in MD including info on elder care



Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Md., will offer Horse Care Clinics I and II on April 18 and 19.Clinics cover such topics as horse handling and psychology, safety, hoof and dental care, health problems, care of older horses, emergency care, nutrition, and parasites. Participants will get practical advice on trailering, boarding, and other details on how to provide quality equine care.Days End Farm is located at 1372 Woodbine Road, at the intersection of Routes 144 and 94. The fee for the
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What the........???



Isn't the first day of Spring one week from tomorrow? Are we still in Virginia? Toto?"Um... wasn't it close to 80 degrees a few days ago?" Trying not to complain about this beautiful gift. We've had a fairly dry winter, so this little snow will help replenish the ground moisture and get the grass growing soon. Several days in the high 70's spoiled us fairly quickly, though.For more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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What the........???



Isn't the first day of Spring one week from tomorrow? Are we still in Virginia? Toto?"Um... wasn't it close to 80 degrees a few days ago?" Trying not to complain about this beautiful gift. We've had a fairly dry winter, so this little snow will help replenish the ground moisture and get the grass growing soon. Several days in the high 70's spoiled us fairly quickly, though.For more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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More thoughts on pergolide



After an earlier post about the stability of compounded pergolide, a few other points we thought worth mentioning came to mind: One is that there is no "standard" dose as there is for most other meds. In other words, there is nothing that says every horse should receive X mg/100 lbs body weight. It varies from horse to horse. If your starting dose doesn't seem effective, your vet may want to recheck ACTH levels and adjust as needed. We've had to adjust 2 or 3 times on some horses to get it right,
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More thoughts on pergolide



After an earlier post about the stability of compounded pergolide, a few other points we thought worth mentioning came to mind: One is that there is no "standard" dose as there is for most other meds. In other words, there is nothing that says every horse should receive X mg/100 lbs body weight. It varies from horse to horse. If your starting dose doesn't seem effective, your vet may want to recheck ACTH levels and adjust as needed. We've had to adjust 2 or 3 times on some horses to get it right,
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Mmmmm. Good Stuff.



If you have any doubts about Reiki as a relaxation/stress-lowering technique, take a look at a few of the photos taken today when Janet Dobbs returned with some Shoden students for a little more practice working with animals. Enjoy.For more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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Mmmmm. Good Stuff.



If you have any doubts about Reiki as a relaxation/stress-lowering technique, take a look at a few of the photos taken today when Janet Dobbs returned with some Shoden students for a little more practice working with animals. Enjoy.For more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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The March Hair



Imagine this:...and this................and this....... plus twelve more just like them, shedding all that hair all at one time.After just one grooming session last spring, it looked like Sonny should have been bald, but looking at him, there didn't seem to be any visible difference:HELP!!!If you are in the Spotsylvania, VA area and would like to spend a relaxing hour or two brushing, currying and generally helping our elders shed their very impressive winter coats, please give us a shout. info@equineelders.org
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The March Hair



Imagine this:...and this................and this....... plus twelve more just like them, shedding all that hair all at one time.After just one grooming session last spring, it looked like Sonny should have been bald, but looking at him, there didn't seem to be any visible difference:HELP!!!If you are in the Spotsylvania, VA area and would like to spend a relaxing hour or two brushing, currying and generally helping our elders shed their very impressive winter coats, please give us a shout. info@equineelders.org
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Reiki II Workshop April 18-19, 2009



Janet Dobbs, of Animal Paradise Communication and Healing will conduct a level II Reiki Workshop at Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary Saturday and Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2009. A portion of the workshop fees will be donated to the Sanctuary, to support the care of resident elder horses and educational programs promoting humane care of equine seniors.From the Animal Paradise Communication and Healing web site:What is Reiki?Reiki is a gentle, hands-on, Japanese healing practice and system.
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