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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Arthritis study: Surpass better than bute



A study at Colorado State university concluded that Surpass cream is both safer and more effective than "bute" in treating equine osteoarthritis.David Frisbie, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS sumarized:"This is the only study published to date that demonstrates that a topical NSAID can not only ameliorate the clinical signs of (osteoarthritis), but is capable of altering cartilage metabolism. That is, diclofenac liposomal cream possesses disease-modifying properties."See articleFor more on Traveller's Rest
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Arthritis study: Surpass better than bute



A study at Colorado State university concluded that Surpass cream is both safer and more effective than "bute" in treating equine osteoarthritis.David Frisbie, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS sumarized:"This is the only study published to date that demonstrates that a topical NSAID can not only ameliorate the clinical signs of (osteoarthritis), but is capable of altering cartilage metabolism. That is, diclofenac liposomal cream possesses disease-modifying properties."See articleFor more on Traveller's Rest
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Whoosh! Real Snow!



For the first time in at least five years, some of Traveller's Rest's horses were confined to stalls due to weather. Under normal circumstances, our horses are always turned out, allowing them to move about at will, keeping up body warmth and preventing stiffness in arthritic joints. Last night, however the combination of very wet snow and swirling wind called for a change in management style.The fence in the two photos below is black. This shows how "horizontally" the snow was blowing last night,
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Whoosh! Real Snow!



For the first time in at least five years, some of Traveller's Rest's horses were confined to stalls due to weather. Under normal circumstances, our horses are always turned out, allowing them to move about at will, keeping up body warmth and preventing stiffness in arthritic joints. Last night, however the combination of very wet snow and swirling wind called for a change in management style.The fence in the two photos below is black. This shows how "horizontally" the snow was blowing last night,
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Congratulations, Meredith!



Congratulations to Meredith Barlow of Equidentistry on her recent certification with the International Association of Equine Dentistry !For more information on what certification means to the horse owner:IAED Standards of PracticeIAED Code of ConductFor more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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Congratulations, Meredith!



Congratulations to Meredith Barlow of Equidentistry on her recent certification with the International Association of Equine Dentistry !For more information on what certification means to the horse owner:IAED Standards of PracticeIAED Code of ConductFor more on Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org
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TREES joins Shelter Animal Reiki Association



Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary is proud to announce that the sanctuary has been welcomed into the Shelter Animal Reiki Association as a founding shelter member. We are very much looking forward to working with SARA to promote the use of Reiki in animal shelters and sanctuaries.What is Reiki?In Japanese, the word "Reiki" means "spritual energy." It is not a religion, but a practice involving meditation, focus, and exercises intended to balance energy needed to maintain good physical and
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TREES joins Shelter Animal Reiki Association



Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary is proud to announce that the sanctuary has been welcomed into the Shelter Animal Reiki Association as a founding shelter member. We are very much looking forward to working with SARA to promote the use of Reiki in animal shelters and sanctuaries.What is Reiki?In Japanese, the word "Reiki" means "spritual energy." It is not a religion, but a practice involving meditation, focus, and exercises intended to balance energy needed to maintain good physical and
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Purina Senior Horse Tales Contest



Brag about your elders! Promote your patriarch! Show off your seniors!http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Purina-Horse-Feed-954035.html"Horse enthusiasts can enter their one-of-a-kind senior horse tale in a number of categories. Winners will be chosen for the best senior horse or pony essay written in 300 words or less, the best senior horse or pony photo, the oldest horse in age and the oldest pony in age. Entrants are encouraged to include how Purina Equine Senior® horse feed has played a
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Purina Senior Horse Tales Contest



Brag about your elders! Promote your patriarch! Show off your seniors!http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Purina-Horse-Feed-954035.html"Horse enthusiasts can enter their one-of-a-kind senior horse tale in a number of categories. Winners will be chosen for the best senior horse or pony essay written in 300 words or less, the best senior horse or pony photo, the oldest horse in age and the oldest pony in age. Entrants are encouraged to include how Purina Equine Senior® horse feed has played a
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Is Your Horse's Pergolide Stable?



Long before it became a preferred treatment for equine Cushings, pergolide was used to treat Parkinson's Disease in humans. Serious side effects, however, led the FDA to remove pergolide from the market for human use in 2007. Since then, only certain forms of pergolide have been available for use in horses, but they had not been evaluated for stability, among other things.Stability and Efficacy of Compounded Pergolide Examined outlines a few recommendations, based on findings of a study conducted
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Is Your Horse's Pergolide Stable?



Long before it became a preferred treatment for equine Cushings, pergolide was used to treat Parkinson's Disease in humans. Serious side effects, however, led the FDA to remove pergolide from the market for human use in 2007. Since then, only certain forms of pergolide have been available for use in horses, but they had not been evaluated for stability, among other things.Stability and Efficacy of Compounded Pergolide Examined outlines a few recommendations, based on findings of a study conducted
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More Valentine's Day gifts



We wanted to share a few more pictures taken yesterday. We're not sure what prompted all the celebration, but does it really matter? Sonny (38 years old,) Val (20,) and Wade (yes, Wade, who is 26) getting a little exercise to loosen up those joints. Note Freddie, the gray, watching at the fence. Minutes later (obviously Britches wasn't moving fast enough): Freddie's play was wonderful to watch after the scare he gave us last week. And finally, our man Fitzhugh Lee. What a pleasure to watch. Before
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More Valentine's Day gifts



We wanted to share a few more pictures taken yesterday. We're not sure what prompted all the celebration, but does it really matter? Sonny (38 years old,) Val (20,) and Wade (yes, Wade, who is 26) getting a little exercise to loosen up those joints. Note Freddie, the gray, watching at the fence. Minutes later (obviously Britches wasn't moving fast enough): Freddie's play was wonderful to watch after the scare he gave us last week. And finally, our man Fitzhugh Lee. What a pleasure to watch. Before
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A Valentine for Wade



These are more than "sweet" pictures for Valentine's Day.When Wade (chestnut with white blaze) first arrived at Traveller's Rest, he was very much a loner. He tolerated people, but did not seek attention, and he kept significant distance between himself and the other horses.Today, though:Marye was the one who invited herself into Wade's "space," but he seems to like the idea!TREES believes that emotional well-being is as important as physical well-being. Seeing Wade so comfortable with another horse
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A Valentine for Wade



These are more than "sweet" pictures for Valentine's Day.When Wade (chestnut with white blaze) first arrived at Traveller's Rest, he was very much a loner. He tolerated people, but did not seek attention, and he kept significant distance between himself and the other horses.Today, though:Marye was the one who invited herself into Wade's "space," but he seems to like the idea!TREES believes that emotional well-being is as important as physical well-being. Seeing Wade so comfortable with another horse
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What IS an “Equine Elder?”



After working past the annoyance of removing a number of overnight “spam” comments, it became obvious that many people have no idea what this blog is about. Or maybe they don’t care and are posting on any and every site that receives hits in searches for “elder,””senior,” or geriatric.”So, to begin, what is “equine?” equine e·quine (ē'kwīn', ěk'wīn') adj. 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.2. Of or belonging tothe family Equidae, which includes the horses,
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What IS an “Equine Elder?”



After working past the annoyance of removing a number of overnight “spam” comments, it became obvious that many people have no idea what this blog is about. Or maybe they don’t care and are posting on any and every site that receives hits in searches for “elder,””senior,” or geriatric.”So, to begin, what is “equine?” equine e·quine (ē'kwīn', ěk'wīn') adj. 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.2. Of or belonging tothe family Equidae, which includes the horses,
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MJM Photography Gives Back



This weekend, TREES welcomed Molly Peterson, a Culpeper photographer recently arrived from Colorado. Welcome to Virginia, Molly!Molly and MJM Photography have committed to donate a portion of each sitting fee to a charity of her clients' choosing. If you don't have a favorite cause, Molly lists a few of her favorites from which to choose. Traveller's Rest is honored to be among those causes.Please visit MJM Photography and the Giving Back page (in the This 'n That section) for more information on
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