March 24, 2020

Lately my mind keeps going back to Sept. 11, 2006. It was the first day of Virology class in the second year of vet school. We were fortunate that we were being taught by a wonderful person, talented professor, and brilliant veterinary virologist and public health expe...

There can be a lot to keep track of when it comes to your horse’s health and vaccines can be an added stress. There seem to be numerous diseases that sound alike, numerous products of different mixtures, and different veterinarian recommendations that can all add to th...

Although we all like to see it at the beach, sand can be a relentless problem in the equine world. Here in Wisconsin, although it may not look like it, there is a considerable amount of sand in the soil. Horses can ingest sand from grazing, eating off of the ground, or...

March 15, 2019

I like a challenge and often agree to some crazy things before I figure out HOW I will pull them off.  But this was too much.  Last summer Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation had to take on 13 adult, completely unhandled horses.  All needed major vet care like dentals, re...

March 8, 2019

Usually this time of year equine veterinarians put out a newsletter to let you know about new things going on with their practice.  I intended to write something like that because I AM excited about a lot of new things:  some new equipment I've invested in, continuing...

February 11, 2019

All horses, regardless of their lifestyle and work level, require salt as a regular part of their diet. How much salt each individual horse needs may change depending on what they do each day, but they all need it. There are a few different ways salt can be offered to...

October 20, 2018

We often have to make life or death decisions quickly when faced with an emergency. But what about when it’s not an immediate emergency? Planning for the end of your horse’s life takes a lot of courage and love. It isn’t easy planning the best ending possible for our b...

July 11, 2018


With temperatures climbing and summer in full swing, it’s important to think about ways to
help keep not only ourselves, but our equine friends comfortable. There are a few simple ways to help
our equines beat the heat.


- Ensure plenty of fresh, clean water is availab...