Education Center

Part of the Mission: Education for Ourselves and our Community

We loved reading this opinion article on TheHorse.com about the importance of spreading the knowledge about horses and equine veterinary care! At Irongate Equine Clinic, we place a lot of emphasis on the importance of education. Our veterinarians sought...

7 Equine Emergencies and How to Treat them

As the final post stemming from our free client education seminar, “Be Your Horse’s Hero: Equine Emergency Care“, we’ll present seven common equine injuries and conditions here, and the best ways to react to them. Remember –...

All Ears! Caring for your Horse’s Ears

The equine ear is a key component of the way your horse identifies danger, communicates with his herd and projects information to his rider. From an owner’s perspective, ears impart information about our horse’s temperament and stress level,...

Horses and the Law: Protecting Yourself in the Horse Industry

During “Be your horse’s hero: Equine emergency care“, our free client education seminar, we had a phenomenal guest speaker stop in. Lee Atterbury, partner at Atterbury, Kammer & Haag S.C. and long time horse owner and client at Irongate...

5 Rules for Equine Emergencies

Thanks to our free client education seminars, we were able to lecture a large group of clients on how to handle emergencies and tips for caring for your horse during an emergency. Here are some details for those of you who couldn’t make it! There...

We think it’s “Time to Ride” in Wisconsin!

Have you heard? The American Horse Council, in collaboration with a host of other equine organizations including the American Association of Equine Practitioners, US Equestrian Federation, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, American Quarter Horse...

Be Your Horse’s Hero: Emergency Equine Medical Care

Ah, the plight of the horse owner. These strong and intelligent creatures have the very special ability to get the themselves stuck in the most unusual predicaments that need medical care. Not only that, but they demonstrate surprising fragility when...

WI Coggins (EIA) Regulations Changing

Changing Coggins Regulations We’re bringing you good news this Wednesday! Wisconsin has changed their regulations regarding Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) testing, commonly known as Coggins tests. Any negative Coggins test will now be effective...

Stringhalt: The Marionette Horse

This is one condition that has perplexed equine veterinarians for centuries. Stringhalt can develop in a horse seemingly overnight with no apparent cause, and often there is no standard treatment. In other words, it can be a horse owner’s worst...

Introducing the 2014 Irongate students!

Every year we welcome new students at Irongate to shadow our experienced veterinarians and perform basic procedures on farm calls. Some of these students come to us to fulfill credit hours at University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine or Madison...