All horse owners should have some essential supplies and a well-stocked first aid kit available for emergencies. Consider having a separate kit for the barn and trailer, and a small wound kit to take with you on trails. Antiseptic cleaner (novalsan, betadine) Wound dressing- nonstick sterile pads (i.e. Telfa) Gauze pads, roll gauze Triple antibiotic […]

Strategic Deworming: Take a Stand Against Parasite Resistance!


As equine veterinarians, we have an obligation to preserve the future effectiveness of current medications so that they can continue to help horses in years to come.  In the past, parasite control programs involved aggressive rotational deworming at two month intervals.   These programs were geared toward eliminating the large strongyle bloodworm (Strongylus vulgaris) and proved […]

Equine Herpes Virus Update


Equine herpes virus (EHV) type 1 infections have recently been confirmed in the surrounding Chicago-land area and surrounding Midwest areas. With the 2015 show season almost in full swing, we would like to provide you with accurate information on herd prevention and monitoring. Equine herpes viruses have been present in the equestrian population all over […]