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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

Equine Clinical Case Challenge: Intermittent Hematuria

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

History A 16-year-old pony gelding presented for evaluation of intermittent hematuria.  The pony was reported to be previously healthy and exhibited a normal appetite and water consumption at home.  The hematuria was first noted several… Read More

Cystoscopy with a large urolith partially immersed in a pool of urine

Caring for the Veterinary Caregivers

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Wellness programs grow on the Grafton campus to help students, faculty, and staff weather the demands of veterinary practice and training Veterinarians and veterinary students tend to work under tremendous pressure, which takes a toll.… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: More than Blepharospasm OS

Monday, February 4th, 2019

HISTORY: A 21-year-old Standardbred mare presented for a three- week history of discharge and blepharospasm OS. Previous treatment included topical triple antibiotic ointment and systemic minocycline with no improvement. The mare was previously healthy with… Read More

Could Your Barn Be Harming Your Horse’s Health?

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Air in the barn can get rather stale—particularly in the wintertime—which can negatively impact a horse’s respiratory system. Improve ventilation in your barn to protect your horse’s health.

Maintaining Hoof Health in the Winter

Friday, November 9th, 2018

At farms all across New England, winter means taking extra care to ensure horses are healthy and happy. While frozen water buckets and blanket weights are often at the forefront of a horse owner’s mind, one aspect that should not be overlooked is hoof health.

Power Up

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Like people, an equine athlete’s core strength helps to not only prevent injury while increasing training levels but also in recovery from injuries as well.