Client Education

The Balanced, or “Normal”, Hoof

We know that the hoof is the primary cause of lameness in a horse. As the saying goes, “No hoof, no horse”. To set your horse up for success in the long term, the first thing we’re looking for is that balanced hoof. There are a few measurement...

Genetic Testing: What it Can Mean for You and Your Horse

On September 25, 2014, Dr. Pat Griffin held a free educational seminar at Irongate Equine Clinic in Wisconsin covering the impacts genetic testing can have on horse owners. You can listen to the podcast and view the powerpoint here, but below is a written...

Part of the Mission: Education for Ourselves and our Community

We loved reading this opinion article on TheHorse.com about the importance of spreading the knowledge about horses and equine veterinary care! At Irongate Equine Clinic, we place a lot of emphasis on the importance of education. Our veterinarians sought...

All Ears! Caring for your Horse’s Ears

The equine ear is a key component of the way your horse identifies danger, communicates with his herd and projects information to his rider. From an owner’s perspective, ears impart information about our horse’s temperament and stress level,...

Be Your Horse’s Hero: Emergency Equine Medical Care

Ah, the plight of the horse owner. These strong and intelligent creatures have the very special ability to get the themselves stuck in the most unusual predicaments that need medical care. Not only that, but they demonstrate surprising fragility when...

Stringhalt: The Marionette Horse

This is one condition that has perplexed equine veterinarians for centuries. Stringhalt can develop in a horse seemingly overnight with no apparent cause, and often there is no standard treatment. In other words, it can be a horse owner’s worst...

Protect Your Horse: Trailer Safety with Double D Services

Why: Let’s start with the important information, and then we’ll get down to details. We’ve received many requests for a client education seminar on horse trailer safety – and for good reason! Take the standard risks that come with...

MHF Presentations

We are excited to see you at the 2014 Midwest Horse Fair.  We are looking forward to learning from great clinicians, demos and lecturers.  Our doctors will be giving the following presentations over the course of the weekend.  See you at the Fair!...