Drug Therapies

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ulcergard vs Gastrogard… and unapproved medication

We found the following link regarding illegal compounding and marketing of omeprazole compounds to horse owners and wanted to share it with our clients. “Compounding” medications is the practice of mixing two or more drugs in order to meet...