Follow-up: Misha’s laser treatment

I’ve heard from a few folks who are interested in more information… either about laser treatments, or my singing. The cold laser (low level light at different frequencies) helps the natural healing process. Studies show positive impact on reducing inflammation, tissue healing, pain reduction, as well as increasing range of motion and strength. We’ve been using the laser on Virginia bear for a few years now to help with her arthritis. As for my singing, here’s a few seconds fromRead more

Laser Treatments

Misha, our 30+ year old red tailed hawk, is one of our animals who gets laser treatments. Treatment is very simple, as he just sits there while we use the laser. I talk to him the whole time (since he is blind, we like to have auditory interaction whenever we’re around him). I often sing, and randomly ramble and rhyme. He’s not critical of my voice skills so I take advantage of my laser time with him 🙂Read more

Virginia’s treatment plan

I’ve watched Virginia, our black bear that has been at the Museum since June 2005, grow from a 15 pound cub still on a bottle to a full-grown black bear. We noticed many months ago she had an intermittent yet recurring limp. It never stopped her from doing anything but it just wasn’t going away no matter what variety of treatments we provided. Diagnosis has been a challenge, but we had a team from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine outRead more