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...

June 19, 2018

Bug bite sensitivity can be the worst! Just as people are individuals and some of us seem to be “tastier” to insects or react more to their bites, the same goes for our equine companions. Prevention of bites in the first place is obviously the best, but also the hardes...

Easily the most common call we get here at MHWF, other than questions regarding donating or adopting horses, has to do with proper feeding of older horses, skinny horses and special needs horses and it still surprises us at how many horse owners can not only spot a thi...

April 21, 2018

Hello, horse owners in the Wisconsin Dells area! We want to hear from you so we can serve you better. We would really appreciate a few minutes of your time to answer questions about your horses and what you look for in your veterinarians. Thanks in advance!

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