Business

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

AAEP 2014 – Dr. Pat Griffin and 5,500 Other Veterinarians

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is the international organization of equine practitioners. Their focus is to improve the health and welfare of horses, foster professional development of equine veterinarians, and provide resources...

Veterinary Student Opportunities

Mentorship and community education play an important part in the Irongate Equine Clinic mission. As such, every year we host student ride-alongs (check out last year’s crew!) to help out future equine veterinarians or veterinary technicians. These...