Lisa Nesson

Lisa Nesson

Wisconsin Winter has Arrived!

Following the long fall and then delightfully warm early portion of this winter, cold temperatures have finally arrived here in the Upper Midwest with temperatures plunging into the single digits and wind chill temperatures well below zero.  Not just...

Potomac Horse Fever – What You Need to Know

As late summer approaches, concerns arise for a particular disease horse owners and veterinarians hadn’t seen much of in this area of Wisconsin until several years ago. While Irongate Equine Clinic saw our first case of Potomac Horse Fever this season...

Previcox vs. Equioxx: What’s the Big Deal?

Medication for our horses can get quite costly pretty quickly. Because all horse owners value our horses as companions and athletic partners, we strive to treat them for all of their maladies, but also attempt to keep costs reasonable. While trying...

Equine Dental Care – Not Just “Checking Teeth”

So February is National Dental Month for people as well as National Pet Dental Month. Why so much attention to dentistry in such a cold month here in Wisconsin? Personally, as a veterinarian who has worked in a lot of horse mouths over the years in the...

Compounded Drugs: Are They Safe?

The FDA recently recalled another unapproved omeprazole product. While there are plenty of reasons to be annoyed with the inefficiencies of the FDA, because we all want faster, safer medications for our horses, we do need to remember the importance of...

When should I geld my colt?

Congratulations on your new colt! If you’re planning on raising your colt to be a breeding stallion, head over to our posts about freezing your stallion’s semen and our pages about Dr. Pat Griffin and his reproductive specialty work to start...

Should I Blanket my Horse in the Winter?

The high in Madison, WI today is -4°F, it currently feels like -23°F, and we’re all miserable about it! Because we’re all thinking about our horses standing in this cold weather, we’re here to tackle the omnipresent blanketing question....

Ulcergard vs Gastrogard… and unapproved medication

We found the following link regarding illegal compounding and marketing of omeprazole compounds to horse owners and wanted to share it with our clients. “Compounding” medications is the practice of mixing two or more drugs in order to meet...

Does your horse get burdocks (burrs) in his eyes?

Fall is a wonderful time of year in Wisconsin; changing colors, crisp days, frosty nights, completion of the summer’s harvest – maturation of pesky burdocks (burrs). They get everywhere and horses are very adept at finding them whether your turn...

Potomac Horse Fever (PHF): Is Your Horse at Risk for this Seasonal Illness?

As late summer approaches, concerns arise for a particular disease horse owners and veterinarians hadn’t seen much of in this area of Wisconsin until a few years ago.  Irongate Equine Clinic saw our first case of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) this...