Lauren Alderman, DVM, CVA

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Articles by Dr. Alderman

  • Ringbone is a painful condition caused by bony proliferation accumulating over time on the coffin and pastern joints. Take a look at some radiographic comparisons of the normal foot and a horse with ringbone.
  • Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis is a challenging neurologic disease spread by opossums. The prognosis is variable, and the treatment expensive.
  • Dr. Alderman is active in equitarian work on Native American reservations in South Dakota. Read about a recent trip, and the types of supplies they could use as donations.

Education:

  • Bachelor's and Veterinary Degree, University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Areas of Interest:

  • Preventative Care

  • Lameness and Sports Performance

  • Acupuncture

  • Equitarian Work

Dr. Alderman has been a lover of horses for nearly her entire a life. A Wisconsin native, her mother introduced her to horses when she was just eight years old, and used the opportunity teaching her daughter about horses to jump back into the horse world as well. In the early years, she did a little bit of every discipline, but when she was introduced to polo at age twelve, she never looked back. She was an officer on the UW-Madison Polo Club, and now competes with the Madison Polo Club.

Dr. Alderman is quite experienced working with senior horses, as she personally owns one 32 year old, blind Arabian horse, and one 38 year old Polo pony. Both are happily retired and living the good life.

In addition to her work on the polo field, Dr. Alderman dedicates her self to equitarian initiatives, particularly with the Horse Spirit Society and the Christian Veterinary Mission. She completed vaccinations, castrations, dental work, and wound care in both Haiti and on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, in addition to helping establish deworming programs at each location. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation presented particular challenges, as the majority of horses are feral and unhandled.

Contact: LAlderman@IrongateEquine.com