Education Center

Safely Handle a Horse During a Veterinary Visit

All horse holders are not created equal. While the job may seem easy, veterinary appointments are very stressful for most animals. All of their senses kick in to tell them that this guy is not someone they want to be around. They see a truck pull up,...

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...

The Etiquette of Semen Shipment

Breeding horses is a difficult business. It’s an expensive, arduous, lengthy process that involves multiple people and horses, and sometimes multiple states. In trying to complete the process, there are a few things you should do to make sure that...

EHV-1 and Show Travel: How to Protect Your Horse

It’s the time of year when a few cases of equine herpes virus present around the US. As always, biosecurity is a very important part of traveling with your horse. Please read on to learn more about  EHV-1 and basic biosecurity. EHV-1: Clinical...

Your “How-To” Guide for Strategically Deworming your Horse

There are a few different schools of thought on deworming, and ours is, “less is more”. Instead of deworming your horse with every product available, we focus on what they need to be dewormed with, and how we can get the most bang for our...

Save a Horse, Stock your First Aid Kit

First aid kits are an imperative part of a well-managed stable. Though your veterinarian is always on call, having a thorough knowledge of emergency and critical care for your horse and being prepared with an appropriately stocked first aid kit could...

Joint Supplements: Adequan vs. Legend

In the quest to keep your performance horse health and happy, joint health is always a primary concern. A horse’s joints go through mild to moderate  repetitive trauma in most sports, and often need to be supported with medical therapies in order...

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...

Payment Options: Payment Plans, Credit Cards & Statements

Well, we had to post a boring blog eventually. We try to keep things interesting, but some days we do like to keep you up to date on little administrative details. And unfortunately, today is that day. So let’s make this quick and painless. We...