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A Better Way to Screen Cats for Heart Disease

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Training local veterinarians to use ultrasound to screen cats for heart disease could lead to earlier detection, veterinary cardiologists at Cummings School find

Join the Fight Against Lyme Disease

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The Lyme Disease Challenge event November 1 seeks students and faculty from disparate fields to combat the disease Students, post-docs, and faculty from across Tufts University are invited to lend their expertise and fresh ideas… Read More

clear bottle with deer tick captured in it for research project

Spider Monkey Mission

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Cummings School alumni and faculty members team up to help a monkey victim of the illegal pet trade

The young spider monkey was no more than a year old when her mother was killed. Poachers in Belize had shot her so they could sell the young monkey as a pet. The shotgun blast knocked the small monkey clear of the tree where she was being cradled by her mother—shattering her right arm, dislocating her tail, and peppering her body with shot pellets.

Why is there a EEE vaccine for horses but not for humans?

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Cummings School Professor Sam Telford, an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks, explains

Actually, there is a human vaccine for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), but it has never been approved for public use.

Reduce Mosquito Exposure on the Farm

Friday, August 30th, 2019

A viral illness primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is fatal in more than 90% of infected horses. There’s no specific antiviral treatment available, so appropriate vaccination and other protective measures are urgently needed… Read More

Grey Percheron mare showing her pretty eye with mosquito on eyebrow.

Hope for Dogs with Bone Cancer

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Clinical trials at Cummings School seek to improve the treatments and prognosis for pets—and hopefully someday children—battling osteosarcoma When Truman, a Bernese mountain dog, started limping in March 2018, his owners did not waste any… Read More

Helping Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

After years of treating military working dogs, a Tufts emergency care veterinarian is trying to ensure that police K-9s receive the same lifesaving care When Sean Majoy, V06, VG13, served on active duty in the… Read More