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Equine Massage Offers Relief to Horses

Posted by Erica Larson on July 1, 2009

For years, horse owners have been putting their horses health before theirs, and using all the latest approaches to medicine to keep them healthy.  One of the most popular new therapies for horses is massage therapy.  Equine massage therapy has gained popularity as more people see how effective and how inevasive – as opposed to surgery – it is.

Today, we follow massage therapist Meghan Maier to a farm in Howell, Michigan.  Watch and learn as Meghan does the first treatment on a Thoroughbred gelding named El Dorado’s Quest.  “Dorado” has been having some issues under saddle, and his owner has noticed an increase in the ammount of bucking Dorado has been doing.  See what Meghan discovers about Dorado in the video below!

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East Lansing’s “Tasty Twist” Serves Up Summer Fun

Posted by Erica Larson on June 22, 2009

Summers in East Lansing are hot, but the ice cream at local hot spot “Tasty Twist” is as cool as it gets.  Located on Grand River Ave. next to the Citgo station, Tasty Twist is nearing it’s 50th anniversary in 2010, and is still one of the most popular ice cream shops in town.

From soft serve to smoothies, Tasty Twist has something for everyone from college students to local families with young children.  Learn more about this popular hang out in the video below!

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Online Summer Classes: The Truth Revealed

Posted by Erica Larson on June 17, 2009

Are you a few credits short of graduation?  Need to get a pre-requisite out of the way?  Do you need to make some cash over the summer?  Have you ever thought of taking an online class during the summer to accomplish that?

Online classes are convenient and easy, and MSU offers a wide variety of online classes to help you on your way to graduation.  Watch as a college sophomore describes her experiences with online summer classes and, despite the fact that she attends a different school, decide whether  online summer classes sound like a good match for you!

 

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2008 MSU Miracle Pet Loves Life

Posted by Erica Larson on June 10, 2009

In 2001, Judy Annett’s horse Capercaillie gave birth to a stunning chestnut colt.  The foal, christened Caruso, began his life by taking it easy with Caillie for a few years, before going into training to become a Dressage horse.  For the first few years, things went well.  Several trainers worked with Caruso and he began his show career at age five.  But in December 2007, disaster struck.

Caruso became extremely ill when he contracted the Salmonella virus.  He was admitted to MSU’s Large Animal Hospital where he remained for three weeks before coming home to make an attempt at recovery.  A few months later, Caruso was honored with the title of Large Animal Miracle Pet of the Year.  

Where is the Miracle Pet now?  Watch the video to find out.

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Erica Larson – Assignment 3 Part 2

Posted by Erica Larson on June 3, 2009

Matched Action

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Erica Larson – Assignment 4

Posted by Erica Larson on June 3, 2009

Three sequences with natural sound.

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Erica Larson – Assignment 3 Part 1

Posted by Erica Larson on June 1, 2009

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Erica Larson – Assignment 2

Posted by Erica Larson on May 27, 2009

Tell me a little about your horse…

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Erica Larson – JRN 408 – Assignment 1

Posted by Erica Larson on May 26, 2009

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