Got Ice? Stay Cool: Tips for Keeping Winter-Related Injuries at Bay

  Winter is in full swing, and while horses can typically live comfortably in the cold and snow, it is important to take extra consideration in many aspects of their maintenance, including diet, water, and hoof care. Management of facilities is at the top of that...

Now Accepting Applicants for Clinical Study

CLINICAL TRIAL: Comparative Pharmacokinetics of Gentamicin in Young and Aged Horses Antibiotic Use in the Aged Horse: Do We Need to Adjust Our Treatment? It is well documented as humans age (starting at 65 most notable at over 70 years old) that physiological changes...

Jasper

By Sandy Quadros Bowles Much like people tend to do, 11-year-old Lab mix Jasper had a steady morning routine. His owner Kim Rogers would let him outside, where he would romp into the woods to “do his business.’’ Then he would come back home to eat. One terrifying...

Skippy

  By Sandy Quadros Bowles As a child, Jack Hedrich sat glued to the TV, savoring the actions of “Skippy,’’ the kangaroo star of a 1960s TV series. Skippy’s ability to rescue those in trouble bore more than a passing resemblance to his television canine...

Bailey

Bailey, a 12 1/2-year old golden retriever who lives in Dover, Mass. with his owner Rick Young, hails from good stock. Bailey was obtained from a breeder in Maine who also provides puppies that adorn L.L. Bean catalogues. Bailey may not have had his moment in the...

TC

By Sandy Quadros Bowles Doriann Jasinski looks forward to her little talks with TC. TC, a 13-year-old purebred Manx cat, “talks to me all day. I’ll respond to him and he’ll just keep on going.’’ So when TC fell silent one day, Jasinski searched for her pal and found...

December Case Challenge – Large Animal

History: A 10-year-old Warmblood gelding used for Intermediate Level dressage was referred for evaluation of a chronic intermittent right front (RF) lameness, which had become acutely exacerbated following a recent competition. The lameness failed to improve despite...

Guidelines For Safely Trailering Your Horse

HAVE THE TRAILER IN GOOD REPAIR Making sure your trailer is in good shape will not only ensure the safety of your horse, but also the life of the trailer. Be sure to complete the following checkups and practices on your rig: Check the lights every time you hitch up....

A Cat For Every Season

Veterinary students’ perennially popular calendar celebrates the human-feline bond

New Digs for the Spadefoot Toad

The rarest amphibian in Massachusetts is getting a tour of potential Cape Cod habitats.  Watch an audio slideshow about the efforts to save the Eastern spadefoot toad – See more at: http://now.tufts.edu/articles/new-digs-spadefoot-toad#sthash.4fD0Fqzm.dpuf...