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Trying to Figure Out the Scoop on Poop

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Cases of diarrhea that once would have been fatal are responding to fecal transplantation. Now Cummings School researchers are working to identify exactly how this procedure can help horses

Against All Odds – Clinician’s Expertise Saves Equitation Star

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Last Thanksgiving, Conan, an 18.3-hand Argentinian warmblood, within hours went from being healthy and sound to being on the verge of death. Though the Big Equitation star’s tests were all coming back negative, it was clear he was running out of time—and it was up to the team at Tufts Equine Center to save him.

black and white photo of Conan, the Argentinian warmblood horse

Surgical Management of Kissing Spines

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Kissing spines affect roughly 40% of horses. Here we review the inter-spinous ligament desmotomy (ISLD) procedure that we routinely perform to correct impinging DSPs.

Portrait of a running American quarter horse

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.

Why Are Horses So Fast?

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Breathing only through their noses—and having big hearts—give them a boost
The Tufts video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions for the curious about all manner of topics—from how parrots talk to why cats purr.