Elizabeth Santschi, DVM, Dipl. ACVS

Elizabeth M Santschi, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Large Animal Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Articles by Elizabeth Santschi

Cicatrix in Older Horse

My veterinarian has estimated that my horse's pharynx is 30% constricted and has diagnosed cicatrix. Read More

Patent Urachus

I have a 10-day-old orphaned foal. When she urinates, it also comes from her navel. I have talked to our vet, but would like to read more about this condition.              via Read More

Jutted Jaw in a Foal

Q: Our foal was born with something that our veterinarian called a "jutted jaw." Can you provide any information on this condition and what, if anything, needs to be done about it?

Sheath Cleaning Frequency

 Gray is a 22-year-old Quarter Horse gelding. My question is how/whether to clean his penis. When he lengthens it to urinate, I try to pick off the black crusty stuff, but it is somewhat unpleasant to do this. There is no smell, no Read More

Flushing Solution?

I worked at a breeding farm when I was in high school, and after we inseminated the mare we flushed the tube with some type of solution that either was skim milk or reminded me of skim milk. What was that solution and was it necessary? Read More

Retiring Performance Mares to the Broodmare Band

What problems should I expect when retiring my mare, a performance horse, to the broodmare paddock for her first foal? Read More

Young Foal Exercise

When do I start my foal on an exercise program? What type of exercise should I start him with, and when? Read More

High-Performance Broodmares?

Q: I have heard that breeding a mare does irreversible damage to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles -- that once a mare is bred, she can't return to the performance ring, i.e., reining. Any reports or information on mares that have been Read More

Overo Lethal White Syndrome

Overo Lethal White Syndrome (OLWS) is a condition that occurs in newborn foals. The condition is genetic, and both parents carry the defective gene. Horses which carry this gene are most commonly overo white patterned horses (frame overos), but Read More