Treating Buster’s Demodicosis and Making Changes Along the Way

Case Description Buster, a 2-year old castrated male Staffordshire bull terrier mix, presented to the Dermatology Service at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for a five-month history of generalized demodicosis with secondary...

Shayla’s miraculous story gives her a second lease on life

Veronica’s first experience with Foster Hospital  occurred about twelve years ago. Since then she has sought out the services of Tufts VETS (Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties), a specialty and emergency veterinary hospital located in Walpole that is...

Common Household Dangers to Your Pets

Many pet owners often seek help from the Emergency and Critical Care team at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine when they suspect their companion pet has ingested a toxic substance. Some of the most common toxins that we see in...

What’s Causing My Dog to Itch? Pets and Allergies

Our four-legged family members can feel the effects of allergies in the same way people do. We see three primary types of allergies in companion pets here at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University:  flea...

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

  Spring may be just around the corner, but New England residents will likely be combating the snow and ice that battered the Northeast this winter for weeks to come. It is still important during this time, for horse owners to take extra consideration in many aspects...

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...

Your Trusted Partner in Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy

Who We Are The Dermatology Team at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of skin and ear conditions, including: Allergic skin disease Autoimmune/immune-mediated skin disorders Infectious...

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