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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.

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.

That Strange Stepping by War of Will

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

The Preakness winner has stringhalt, but what does that mean for the racehorse’s participation in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes?
Thoroughbred racehorse War of Will handily won the Preakness Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, but many racing fans were concerned by video footage that surfaced later on social media. Shortly after the race, the bay colt was caught walking back to the stables with a strange hitch in his step.

Imaging plays a central role

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

When a horse experiences a decrease in their athletic performance, it could indicate an injury or underlying disease, often best detected by imaging. Tufts Equine Center is one of the country’s select few to offer… Read More

Kate Chope performing an ultrasound on a horse in Large Animal Hospital

10 Facts About Recurrent Airway Obstruction in Horses

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Horses that live in barns, as well as horses living outside that are exposed to high levels of pollens, molds or other particulates, have an increased risk of developing a chronic and debilitating respiratory syndrome,… Read More

lung function testing by Dr. Melissa Mazan

What Happens When a Horse’s Immune System Goes Awry?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

A horse’s immune system is his own personal security detail. It is a very complex and efficient system of cells that carry out specific processes and each of these processes relies on another, working round-the-clock to keep your horse feeling well.

When Asthma Isn’t Obvious

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

An equine pulmonologist works with veterinarians in the field to conduct a specialized type of liquid biopsy

stock photo horse eye in the dark in monochromatic colors

Unbroken

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Thanks to recent veterinary advances, leg fractures in horses don’t have to be life-threatening—or even career-ending.

X-Ray of a horse leg fracture before it was repaired at Tufts Equine Center