Category: Dr. Dorothee’s Tack Trunk

“Your vet is scamming you”

Great. Lovely way to start my week, with a facebook post shared by some clients, claiming that Coggins testing is nothing but a scheme by veterinarians and laboratories to wrestle your hard-earned money away from you for an unnecessary test which puts your horse at risk…

Spring Work 101 – Vaccinations

And on to the topic of vaccinations. It’s one of my soap boxes, so please bear with me if I’m getting a bit wordy 🙂 Vaccinations should be administered according to (known or anticipated) risk as well as established efficacy. What I mean by that is…

Spring Work 101 – Coggin’s testing

’tis the season… Every time you leave the barn you are covered in horse hair and mud and that means one thing: riding season is here! it also means that you are checking your horse’s paperwork and notice it is time for the annual ritual of…

STRAY WHAT???

You live in the North Country. You suffer through miserably cold and long winters. The only thing that keeps you from throwing in the towel and moving to where all the other wussies have gone before you is the trough heater in your horses’ water tank.…

To Blanket Or Not To Blanket…

Those of you who’ve know me for a while know that one of the most common answers I give to a question about what to do is “it depends”. And I know it drives people crazy when I say it, but it’s true! In my defense,…