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Articles tagged: Hospital for Large Animals

Equine Clinical Case challenge: Acute Neck Stiffness

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

A 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding used for eventing presented with acute neck stiffness after a fall. He was reluctant to actively bend the cranial aspect of his neck to either direction.

IRAP Therapy from A to Z

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of lameness in horses. While it is incurable, there are effective treatments available to reduce inflammation and pain associated with the disease.

The Grief Counselor Is In

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Three questions for Eric Richman, Cummings School’s first veterinary social worker.

Equine Clinical Case Challenge – Compulsive Head-Shaking

Friday, October 27th, 2017

History An 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding was presented for evaluation of compulsive head-shaking and spooking when asked to move to his right. The referring veterinarian had attempted treatment with cyproheptadine and melatonin with no improvement in… Read More

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Coming into Focus: How Do Horses See?

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

With horses, vision is particularly important, as we expect them to carry us safely and perform tasks like navigating jumps.

An open invite with those wild and tame

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Grafton News The Grafton News ran a cover story highlighting the school’s annual Open House. In addition to the cover, the story included two full pages of photos from the event, featuring members of… Read More

Equine Clinical Case Challenge – Lethargy

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

History A 2-year-old Warlander mare presented with a history of lethargy. Presentation Initial physical exam revealed a temperature of 99 degrees, heart rate ranging from 84-100 beats/minute and a respiratory rate of 16 breaths/minute. Blood… Read More