The Sung Oyate (Horse People) is a group of veterinarians, veterinary students, farriers, and veterinary technicians that travel each summer to provide veterinary care to the equines on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dr. Alderman has traveled to South Dakota to work with the Sung Oyate for three years now.
Compounding drugs is the process of customizing a drug for a horse when a commercially available one does not already exist. This is a necessity to meet the therapeutic goals for a horse’s health, and is important for successful veterinary care. Illegally compounded drugs are drugs which often are created as less expensive alternatives to FDA approved medication.