Hi, I’m Iris van Gulik
About Iris van Gulik
In 2008 I graduated in Utrecht (The Netherlands) as an Equine Veterinarian, which means that I have been an equine veterinarian for 15 years. During my studies and afterwards I gained a lot of experience in the largest horse clinics in the Netherlands, America and New Zealand. I’ve been working as a 100% equine vet since graduating. I mainly work at the clinic and see many second-line patients referred by fellow veterinarians.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with colleagues and owners. In order to achieve the most optimal treatment of the horse together. That is why I have created several online courses, including a foal course which is currently translated into English, so that together we can ensure that you know exactly what to do.
As a vet I see many problems that could have been prevented or would have been less serious if the owner had more knowledge about the health of his horse. Equipping yourself with the right knowledge can enable you as an owner to promptly identify symptoms and consequently take appropriate measures or seek veterinary assistance, thereby facilitating timely intervention for your horse’s welfare.
My mission is to improve the health knowledge of horse owners and thus increase the health and well-being of horses.
As an equine veterinarian, I am specialized in:
- Foal care
- Internal medicine (cough, ulcers, colic, etc.)
- Eye problems
- Wound treatment
- Skin problems
- Reproduction (embryo transplant, problem mares)
- Preventive care
- Nutritional advice
- Back problems
- Tendon problems
In my blogs I share tips and practical information about the health of your mare and foal. You get a glimpse into my life as an equine veterinarian. If you have any questions feel free to ask them!
Are you eager to prepare yourself as much as possible for the upcoming birth of your foal? If you decided to have your mare bred last year and she is now pregnant, you might start feeling nervous as the delivery date approaches. While most foalings are successful,...
After 11 months of pregnancy, the foal you've been waiting for has finally been born. You're keeping a close eye on the foal, making sure it's drinking on time and getting enough colostrum. But don't forget to monitor your mare after delivery as well. It's crucial to...
Why is drinking sufficient high quality colostrum important for newborn foals? Foals, especially newborns, are vulnerable animals and are susceptible to all kinds of diseases and infections. Unfortunately, the immune system of young foals is not yet fully developed at...