Digesting the Facts: Equine Ulcers

Gastric ulcers affect the majority of horses—oftentimes without anyone ever knowing it. But by arming yourself with the following knowledge, you will be better equipped to pick up the signs, treat the issue, and, hopefully, be able to prevent ulcers from forming in...

Cummings School announces 2015 Service Fund recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cummings School announces 2015 Service Fund recipients Nine Grafton and Westborough non-profits receive grants NORTH GRAFTON, MASS., July 29, 2015 –Local non-profit programs addressing a variety of needs from community arts, STEM education to...

Traveling with Pets: Should they Stay or Should they Go?

Decisions…Decisions One key factor is how long you are going to be away, but the most important consideration is putting your pets’ best interests first. You know your pet best. So who best to make the decision on what to do than you. Let’s talk first about cats for...

Keeping Your Pets Safe at Cookouts

We consulted with Deborah E. Linder, DVM, DACVN, of the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals regarding steps owners can take to keep their pets safe. As the better weather approaches and you begin planning for a backyard celebration or barbeque, we recommend the following...

The Role of Animals in Our Lives

A new Tufts institute will study people’s relationships with other species The Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction will have its official launch on March 3. Here, Olivia Bradley, A18, pets Guinness, a Golden Retriever, during a therapy dog study break...

Hospital for Large Animals Employee Spotlight: Meet Erin Synnott

The dedicated faculty and staff at the Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center are not only skilled specialists in their jobs, but many are active members of the horse community as well—from grand prix show jumping, eventing, and dressage to...

Going the Extra Mile: How to Safely Recondition Your Horse

What do show jumpers, barrel racers, pleasure drivers, and recreational trail horses have in common? They all need to be fit for their task at hand. Regardless of if your horse is used for high-level competition or weekend trail riding, or whether he is coming off an...

Bang! Bang! Helping your Dog Manage Noise Phobia

Fear of noises is a very common and real problem for dogs. When a dog is exposed to certain noises, such as sirens, smoke alarms, fireworks, kettle whistles and vacuum cleaners, a dog with a noise phobia may pant or salivate excessively, tremble, or run and hide from...

Equine Vital Card

Knowing your horse’s normal vital signs is essential. Being familiar with them can help you to determine if he is not feeling well, is distressed, or during exercise whether he has reached his limit or is appropriately cooled down. Help keep track of your horse’s...

June Clinical Case Challenge – Equine

History An eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding was presented for evaluation of a left hind limb lameness. The horse had sustained a wound over the lateral aspect of the left hind cannon bone approximately two weeks prior and he was treated with systemic antibiotics and...