Education Center

Caring for your horse in EXTREME heat

We’re looking at plenty of high heat index ratings over the next few days, and we want to make sure your horse is prepared for it. There are a few things you can and should do to protect your horse as they get used to this summer sun, so read on,...

Mayfly Hatching Season – Beware Potomac Horse Fever!

Mayflies have started hatching in Wisconsin, a few weeks later than normal, and so we should be prepared for the impending Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) cases. PHF is here to stay and should be considered as the cause of typical clinical signs such as lethargy,...

Vet Says: “Chew Your Food or You’ll Choke”

What is choke? Esophageal obstruction (choke) is a condition in horses that occurs when food becomes lodged in a horse’s esophagus. When the food gets stuck, it blocks the esophagus, rendering the horse unable to eat or drink. Choke should be considered...

Student Ride along: Christina Vaughan

Meet our next ride along student, Christina Vaughan! Hometown: Madison, WI Education: UW-Madison, BS in Biology and Environmental Studies; University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2018 Extracurriculars: Besides riding, I enjoy photography,...

Student Ride Along: Carl Magnusson

Meet Carl Magnusson – he’s a first year veterinary student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he’ll be shadowing with Dr. Howard Ketover this week. Hometown: Hudson, WI Education: I have a B.S. Mechanical Engineering, and am...

Student Ride Along: Anna Hood

As part of our continuing commitment to educating our community and future equine veterinarians, we have students shadowing every year in the Spring and Summer. Our first student shadow this year is Anna Hood, a fourth year veterinary student at Purdue...

Internal Parasites: Understanding Strategic Deworming

At our last seminar, Preparing your Horse for Winter, several questions were asked regarding parasite control and current deworming strategies. Due to popular demand, we’ll be hosting a seminar focused specifically on the beset way to manage parasites....

So You’re Worried About Colic…

It’s been a long, wonderful fall with lots of relatively warm days until this past week when Old Man Winter suddenly made an appearance with a cold front coming through causing the temperature to drop by a whopping 20 degrees from 45 daytime highs to...

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...

The New USEF Vaccination Rule: What you Need to Know

Background For the past few years, there have been several EHV/EIV outbreaks at horse shows throughout the United States that have caused chaos on showgrounds and back at the stables when horses return home from traveling. In order to alleviate concerns...