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2016 Calendar Contest—Share Your Success Story!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Your horse could be a star in the 2016 Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center wall calendar! After much success with last year’s contest and dozens of uplifting stories, we have decided… Read More

Digesting the Facts: Equine Ulcers

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Gastric ulcers affect a great number of horses—oftentimes without anyone ever knowing it. But by arming yourself with the following knowledge, you will be better equipped to pick up the signs, treat the issue, and,… Read More

Equine Vital Card

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Knowing your horse’s normal vital signs is essential. Being familiar with them can help you to determine if he is not feeling well, is distressed, or during exercise whether he has reached his limit or… Read More

Progressive Hind Limb Lameness

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

History An eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding was presented for evaluation of a left hind limb lameness. The horse had sustained a wound over the lateral aspect of the left hind cannon bone approximately two weeks prior… Read More

Keep Up-to-Date on Your Vaccinations

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Spring has sprung! Have your horses received their spring shots yet? Check our suggested vaccination schedule, courtesy of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, to see if your horses are up-to-date on all of the… Read More

Sudden Hind Limb Lameness

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

History: A 10-day-old crossbred filly was referred to the Internal Medicine Service at the Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, with a one-day history of sudden hind limb lameness. Case Details:… Read More

No Hoof, No Horse: Treating the Abscess

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

You walk out to your barn in the morning and you see your horse three-legged or toe-touching lame and unwilling to walk. You start to panic, hoping it’s not something serious. However, you know he… Read More

Left-Sided Nasal Discharge

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

History: A mild bloody trickle is shown coming from the patient’s left nostril. A 10-year-old gelding presented to the Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation of left-sided nasal discharge.… Read More