PANIOLO HOE DOWN CELEBRATES HERITAGE AT
EQUINE WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM
(Waimea, Hawaii – August 18, 2015) Hawaii Horse Expo presents its first Equine Wellness Symposium September 11 – 13, 2015 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows.
Following two days of informative symposium workshops with national and local experts presenting topics centered on horse health and conditioning, the fun begins on Sunday afternoon, September 13, at the Paniolo Hoe Down at historic Pukalani Stables in Waimea.
The celebration opens with Paniolo Preservation Society President Pono Von Holt and kahu Kimo Hoopai blessing the new wing of the Paniolo Cultural Center at Pukalani Stables. The new wing, four years and $25,000 in the making, expands the collection of historic photographs on display with special attention to Paniolo Kepani (cowboys in Hawaii of Japanese descent).
The Paniolo Hoe Down combines a sumptuous barbecue catered by The Fish & The Hog with music by the ever-popular Patio Productions starring Willie-Joe Camara and Damien DeNello. A silent auction, games and animal adoptions round out this entertaining afternoon.
“We are thrilled to host the opening of the museum’s new wing at our Paniolo Hoe Down,” said Hawaii Horse Expo producer Nancy Jones. “Their mission to preserve and promote the heritage of the Hawaiian cowboy is noble and will be of great interest to our symposium attendees.”
Symposium workshops will take place at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on September 11 and 12, 2015. Early bird registration closes August 20, 2015.
The cost to attend the two-day symposium and the Paniolo Hoe Down is $275 ($315 after August 20). Single day symposium rates are $125 ($140 after August 20). The cost to attend just the festivities at the Paniolo Hoe Down is $45 adults/$20 children 10-18 ($50/$25 after August 20).
Opening Ceremony for The New Wing
of The Paniolo Preservation Society Museum
Kicks Off Paniolo Hoe Down...
The Paniolo Hoe Down, a fund raising event for Hawaii Island Humane Society's Horse Rescue Fund, offers a wonderful opportunity to be among the first to visit the New Wing of the Paniolo Preservation Society Museum. The Grand Opening Ceremony of the New Wing will kick off the Hoe Down's afternoon's festivities
Four years in the planing at a cost of $25,000, this New Wing will expand upon the Museum's collection of historic photographs with special attention to the “Paniolo Kepani”, the Japanese breed of the Hawaiian Cowboy. The New Wing will also feature the artistry of master saddle maker and leather craftsman, Alvin Kawamotos, with a 24 foot progressive display of Hawaiian Saddle Making from blocks of wood to a complete saddle ready for use.
Pono Van Holt, current president of Paniolo Preservation Society, will open the ceremony with Kimo Hoopai offering the blessing.
Dr. Alice Villalobos
The Universal Human-Animal Bond
Explains how people feel about all animals.
Warning Signs of Equine, Canine, Feline Cancer
Quality of Life and End of Life Issues
In this lecture Dr. Villalobos explains the scale she developed to help caregivers make decisions. THE HHHHMM SCALE - Standing for Hurt, Hunger, Hydration, Happiness, Mobility, and More Good Days than Bad.
Dr. Susan White
Maximizing Your Horse's Skin Health
This Presentation will discuss best practices as well as what not to do in caring for a horse's skin and hair coat. Over the counter and prescription products and their use will be discussed.
How Horses Cool: Myths and Truths
Covers heat gain from the environment and heat produced internally in the working horse. How the horse cools naturally and how riders and managers can enhance cooling.
Conditioning Your Horse
Discussion of conditioning practices for young and older experienced horses, reconditioning after injury, and how to condition for your sport of riding.
Dr. Robert Miller
Keeping Horses Emotionally Healthy
The Leading Cause of Lameness
The 4 Greatest Things I learned about Horses after I Reached Middle Age
Dr. Lisa Wood
Common Causes of diseases affecting the nervous system, disease symptoms and grading.
Neurological Disease in Hawaii
Explores Rat Lungworm Disease and its potential affect on horse health.
Dr. Billy Bergin
History of Horses in Hawaii
Dr. Eric Mueller
What is a skin tumor and what are the available treatments?
Evaluation and First Aide for Acute (Fresh) Leg Wounds.
How serious is it?
Chronic Infected Leg Wounds.
Treatment and Healing
Dr. Leslie Easterwood
Covers the most common ocular injuries and conditions that would require emergency treatment—eyelid lacerations, corneal lacerations, and corneal ulcers. Clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.
Corneal and Periocular Tumors
Examines the most common tumors to occur on the equine globe and eyelids-
squamous cell carcinomas, sarcoids, and hemangiosarcomas.
ERU and Ocular Inflammation
Focuses on the most common cause of blindness in the horse, Equine Recurrent Uveitis, and ocular inflammation. Clinical signs, causes, diagnosis and treatment of this frustrating disease will be discussed. Secondary disease process' such as glaucoma, cataracts, and detached retina will be included.
An in-depth lecture on corneal disease. Corneal ulcers due to bacterial and fungal agents will be discussed. Viral and immune mediated keratitis will be also covered.
Prevention, Identification & Treatment
of Various Equine Diseases
Leslie Easterwood DVM
Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A & M University
Robert Miller DVM
Internationally Renown Behaviorist
Eric Mueller DVM, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Director of Equine Programs, University of Georgia
Susan L. White DVM, diplomate ACVIM
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor, Emeritus
University of Georgia
Lisa Wood DVM
Partner, Veterinary Associates, Kamuela, Hawaii
Moderated by Rick Lamb PhD
Host of THE HORSE SHOW
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