Misty Valley Equine is the name of my veterinary practice. The vast majority of my practice is devoted to diagnosing and treating performance horse lameness issues.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Abby's xrays

These are the before and after radiographs of Abby the Percheron.
Money is needed for her foundation.
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This is Abby the percheron who lives at HorsePlay Ranch in Corcoran, Minnesota. In June of 2008 Abby suffered a fracture of her hock which would require surgery to allow her to live a comfortable life. Because of financial hardship Abby's owner had to consider euthanasia. Luckily the wonder people at HorsePlay Ranch set up a foundation for Abby to allow her to have her surgery. Donations are needed to reimburse the foundation for the surgery costs. If you are interested in donating to the Save Abby Fund, please visit their web site at
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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Taylor Martin

This is Taylor Martin and her family with "Hobson's Choice" at Carriage House in Hugo Minnesota.
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Minnesota Winter

Merry Christmas from my yard.
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Misty on a Mission

Grace and Sweetie playing



My two year old Anya.

Amazing Grace

My baby at 5 months old. Anya's half sister.
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Friday, September 28, 2007

Sally Boyd

This is Sally Boyd and Scooter at Trot Brook. It looks like fun.

Farrier Competition

A competitor at the regional farrier's competion.

Mark Thorkildson

Forging a shoe.

Farrier Competition

This is one of Minnesota's finest, Mark Thorkildson, forging a shoe for a regional farrier's competions.

Dr. Steele

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dr. Steele this summer. He's one of the best in the equine veterinary feild.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Case of the Week

What is wrong with this stifle.
Hint, it's a surgical problem.
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Mom and baby

Mom is checking out her new baby.

Amazing Grace

This is my new baby, only 30min old.
She's by Accord in Colorado.

Super Dog!!

Misty at the lake.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Dr. Donnell

I recently had the opportunity to meet Dr. Alan Donnell and Dr. Shayne Wilcox from La Mesa Veterinary Clinic, Pilot Point, Texas. Dr. Donnell is well known for his Equine Sports Medicine mobile practice and is a master lameness diagnostician. It was a great pleasure spending time with them and I hope to see them again in Minnesota.

Friday, March 02, 2007

New baby

Future Star!!

New baby

Laura Holen's new baby.

She's an eye catcher, that's for sure!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Answer Case of Week 10-11-06

This absolutely was a case of DSLD/ESPA (degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis/equine systemic proteoglycan accumulation) as several bloggers suggested.

Blogger Susan mentioned an excellent web site for very good information on this disease. Please check it out.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

What's on this horse?

Can anyone name the type of shoe that's on this horse and what condition it is used to treat?

AAEP convention Dec. 2006

2006 AAEP convention was in San Antonio this year. It sure was nice getting away from Minnesota for a week in the dead of winter.

AAEP convention Dec. 2006

I spent a lot of time at the lameness seminars at this years AAEP convention. This one was on Palmar Foot Pain

Friday, January 26, 2007

Lisa and Catalina

Catalina is coming along nicely.

Monday, January 22, 2007

My friend Laura

This is Laura Rohlfing on

Sunday, January 14, 2007

So spoiled

Enjoying football on TV

Misty at Christmas

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Saddle and Tack Warehouse

This is my friends store. If you need tack, buy it here, great selection and prices.


I gave a talk at the Saddle and Tack Warehouse in Clearwater Mn. on Dec. 9th. The subject was overuse injuries in horses and the benefits of sports boots. If anyone wants a copy of the notes, let me know.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Case of the week 10-11-06

What is this condition called/what's wrong with this horse? Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Sarah Becker and Ed

My friend and client Sarah Becker.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Ghosts in the building

I like to take action pictures with slow shutter speeds. See the horse? Posted by Picasa


Misty begging for food from a cowboy at the Match Race. Posted by Picasa

2006 Midwest Match Race at Rhino Arena

I was the show vet for this years 2006 Midwest Match Race at Rhino Arena in Hinckley, MN. Lots of nice horses and friendly people. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Lots of weanlings at Fox Meadow Farm. Posted by Picasa

Fox Meadow Farm

Some of this year's babies at Fox Meadow Farm in Maple Plain. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Let's ride.

This is "Ed" and Doug getting ready for our trail ride at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. Posted by Picasa