Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Free Web Seminar on Cushings Disease

Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (Equine Cushing’s Disease): Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment

by Dr. Hal Schott, DVM Michigan State University Tuesday,

October 23, 2007
7:00 PM. EDT

From My Horse University:

"Older horses are becoming an increasingly important component of the horse industry. This presentation will describe the clinical problems associated with PPID as well as summarize current knowledge about the cause of PPID in horses.

We will also discuss recommended approaches to diagnosis, management, and treatment of affected horses as well as take a look at case examples.

Presenter Info:

Dr. Schott received his DVM degree in 1984 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He started his career with three years in private equine practice in Southern California. Dr. Schott subsequently pursued advanced training by completing a residency in equine internal medicine and a Ph.D. in equine exercise physiology at Washington State University. Since 1995, Dr. Schott has been an equine medicine clinician at Michigan State University with a strong clinical interest in urinary tract disorders, respiratory disease, and endocrinological disorders. In addition, he continues to pursue a research interest of fluid and electrolyte balance in
endurance horses. "

To Register:


Wade is one of three TREES residents diagnosed with Cushings Disease.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Swayback - Not Just Seniors and Broodmares

Traveller's Rest has been home to several horses with "swayback" or Lordosis. Earlier visitors may remember "Els B" (above) and Sheriff (below.)

Lordosis, however, is not seen only in old horses and broodmares. According to University of Kentucky's Dr. Patrick Gallagher, horses likely to develop lordosis are born with a certain skeletal structure that predisposes them to the condition, even as foals in some cases. Dr. Gallagher also found that, while dogs and humans are severely disabled by lordosis, horses are not affected in the same way.

For more, visit All About Horses.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rienzi Shines!

Remember Rienzi, one of our "newer" residents?

This is how Rienzi looked August 9, 2007, the day he arrived:

The reason?

And now, with an appropriate feeding regimen............drum roll, please.............................

October 11, 2007:

Keep those meals coming!

If you are in the Spotsylvania VA area, you can help by attending the All Treats, No Tricks Tack & Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct 20. Residents of other areas can help by collecting Proof of Purchase seals from Reliance, Legends and Triple Crown feed bags, or by visiting our "Dear Santa" list (in the sidebar of this blog)

Rienzi thanks you for your support!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yard & Tack Sale. All Treats, No Tricks!

All Treats, No Tricks! Yard & Tack Sale
to benefit the residents of Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary
Saturday October 20
9AM - 3 PM
8815 Robert E Lee Drive, Spotsylvania, VA 22551

Traveller's Rest is a non-profit sanctuary for senior equine that have been victims of neglect or abandonment, or who owners experienced hardships making specialized care difficult. All proceeds will go directly toward feeding or providing veterinary, dental and farrier care to these special horses.

TREES is accepting donations of clean, gently used items for the sale through Wednesday, October 17. To arrange a drop- off time, please call 540-972-0936 or email
info@equineelders.org. For more information about the sanctuary, please visit http://www.equineelders.org

The sanctuary is also collecting Proof of Purchase Seals from Legends, Triple Crown and Reliance horse feed bags. Thanks to the Southern States SHOW program, Traveller's Rest is able to redeem the seals for 10-25 cents each. With high and feed prices rising this year, any PoP's collected will be greatly appreciated. Please mail proofs to:
Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary
PO Box 2260
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
or bring them on October 20 when you come to browse the All Treats, No Tricks Sale!