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Ringbone in Horses – Diagnosis & Treatment

What Ringbone is Ringbone in horses refers to a painful condition characterized by new bone growth. It affects either the pastern joint (“high ringbone”) or the coffin joint (“low ringbone”). What causes Ringbone Bony proliferation accumulating...

Dr. Alderman Travels to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

What does Sung Oyate and the Horse Spirit Society do? The Sung Oyate (Horse People) is a group of veterinarians, veterinary students, farriers, and veterinary technicians that travel each summer to provide veterinary care to the equines on the Pine Ridge...

EPM and What We Can Do About It

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a neurologic disease in horses caused by infection with the protozoan Sarcocystis neurona (SN). SN infects horses when they ingest the organism in contaminated feed or water. The definitive host of this organism...

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!

It’s July, so Mayflies are hatching in Wisconsin. Next comes Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) cases. PHF causes clinical signs such as lethargy, fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea and laminitis in late summer to early fall. Here’s what you need...

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....