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Small Horse, BIG IMPACT!

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Cute, cuddly, and ready to travel, therapy animals are having a positive impact on human health. And, as it turns out, the phenomenon is mutual. Source:

Dogs: To Hug or Not to Hug

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The answer is that it depends on the circumstances—there is no blanket rule There’s been a lot of discussion recently about whether it is a good or bad thing to hug a dog. Does the… Read More

Girl hugs beagle

Endowed Professorships at Cummings

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Eugene White named to Amelia Peabody Foundation Chair in Agricultural Sciences; Megan Mueller is first recipient of Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professorship Two Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine faculty have been appointed to named professorships,… Read More

Paws to Read gives youngsters no pause

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Tufts researchers found that young readers improved their literacy skills when they practiced reading to dogs. This Week’s News (Ohio) March 14, 2016 Read the full article at:

Reading to dog

How Pets Help People

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Studies point to the physical and emotional benefits of our relationships with other species Janelle Casson says it never gets any easier when her husband deploys as a U.S. Army combat engineer. But after four… Read More

Animal Instinct

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Tufts scientists seek to put some evidence behind what we intuitively know is a wonderful thing: our special relationship with the animals in our lives.