Disease

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Equine Diseases: What is your horse inheriting?

Before you read this, think back to a week ago when we spoke about the basics of genetics, the history of genetic testing, and where we’re going next. Don’t feel like reading more? That’s ok. Here’s the audio and powerpoint from...