Education

Caring for your horse in EXTREME heat

We’re looking at plenty of high heat index ratings over the next few days, and we want to make sure your horse is prepared for it. There are a few things you can and should do to protect your horse as they get used to this summer sun, so read on,...

Student Ride along: Christina Vaughan

Meet our next ride along student, Christina Vaughan! Hometown: Madison, WI Education: UW-Madison, BS in Biology and Environmental Studies; University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2018 Extracurriculars: Besides riding, I enjoy photography,...

Student Ride Along: Carl Magnusson

Meet Carl Magnusson – he’s a first year veterinary student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he’ll be shadowing with Dr. Howard Ketover this week. Hometown: Hudson, WI Education: I have a B.S. Mechanical Engineering, and am...

Student Ride Along: Anna Hood

As part of our continuing commitment to educating our community and future equine veterinarians, we have students shadowing every year in the Spring and Summer. Our first student shadow this year is Anna Hood, a fourth year veterinary student at Purdue...

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....

So You’re Worried About Colic…

It’s been a long, wonderful fall with lots of relatively warm days until this past week when Old Man Winter suddenly made an appearance with a cold front coming through causing the temperature to drop by a whopping 20 degrees from 45 daytime highs to...

Wisconsin Winter has Arrived!

Following the long fall and then delightfully warm early portion of this winter, cold temperatures have finally arrived here in the Upper Midwest with temperatures plunging into the single digits and wind chill temperatures well below zero.  Not just...

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...

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...