Last Thanksgiving, Conan, an 18.3-hand Argentinian warmblood, within hours went from being healthy and sound to being on the verge of death. Though the Big Equitation star’s tests were all coming back negative, it was clear he was running out of time—and it was up to the team at Tufts Equine Center to save him.
History A 21 year- old Thoroughbred mare presented to Tufts Equine Center at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center with a history of lameness and repeated hoof abscessation of her left front foot. The recurrent abscesses were… Read More
José M. García-López, VMD, DACVS, DACVSMR I. INTRODUCTION Dorsal spinous process (DSP) impingement or overriding (ORDSP), often referred as “kissing spines”, has been reported as the most common cause of back pain in the horse.1… Read More
A viral illness primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is fatal in more than 90% of infected horses. There’s no specific antiviral treatment available, so appropriate vaccination and other protective measures are urgently needed… Read More
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.
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.