Nutrition

Vet Says: “Chew Your Food or You’ll Choke”

What is choke? Esophageal obstruction (choke) is a condition in horses that occurs when food becomes lodged in a horse’s esophagus. When the food gets stuck, it blocks the esophagus, rendering the horse unable to eat or drink. Choke should be considered...

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...

Equine Dental Care – Not Just “Checking Teeth”

So February is National Dental Month for people as well as National Pet Dental Month. Why so much attention to dentistry in such a cold month here in Wisconsin? Personally, as a veterinarian who has worked in a lot of horse mouths over the years in the...

Feeding your Senior Horse in the Winter

Winter is hard on all of us, but it has a particular toll on senior members of our horse community. Many of our clients who already struggle with weight maintenance in their senior horse in the spring and summer are concerned about how to adapt their...