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Chronic Intermittent Right Front Lameness

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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… Read More

Guidelines For Safely Trailering Your Horse

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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… Read More

Clinical Studies Provide Hope for Pet Owners

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Many of you may be familiar with clinical trials used in treating human disease. In a similar way, veterinary clinical studies are being conducted to assess promising new treatments, drugs or procedures in animals. As… Read More

Clinician’s Keen Eye Helps Horse Beat the Odds

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

When Tango’s health rapidly declined over four days, owner Liz Casey relied on past experiences and the recommendations of others to decide his best chance of survival was in the hands of Tufts Hospital for Large Animals veterinarians.

Hospital for Large Animals Helps Eq Horse Back on His Feet

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

For many, a horse is like a family member. So when April Renzella’s Dutch Warmblood, Tabor, required navicular bursa surgery, she relied on the clinicians and staff at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center to bring her precious Tabor home safe and sound.

Life-Saving Surgery Leads to Confident Comeback

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Sam was well on his way to a successful career as a young eventer, when he was suddenly found to be facing a life-threatening case of colic one day. Tufts Hospital for Large Animals stepped in to complete a complicated surgery, and a year later Sam and Elizabeth Chertavian completed their first Preliminary event as a team.

It’s the Size of the Fight in the Horse That Counts

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Prince faced adversity from the day he was born—a full month premature—but that didn’t keep him and owner Christina Eddleston from the New England Miniature Horse Society winner’s circle. And, thanks to the help of the team at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, Prince came out on the winning end of a complicated colic surgery as well.

A Bond That Can’t Be Broken

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

It may have been love at first sight, but Peppy would still require lots TLC from both his owner, Leigh-Ann Davis, and the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals team after a string of incidents brought him to Cummings Veterinary Medical Center three times in one year.

Peppy blue ribbon

Communication Key in Getting Multi-Sport Athlete Back on Track

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Susan Straight describes Otis “as close to a perfect horse as we can get,” so when a mysterious cough formed and began to interfere with the multi-sport athlete’s performance, Susan called on the pros for a resolution.

Fit for a Princess

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Susan Crawford says Dr. Alfredo Sanchez-Londoño of Tufts Ambulatory Service has always gone the extra mile. It was no exception when he not only made the arrangements for “Princess” to receive treatment at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, but made sure to be at the facility during the process as well.