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  • Reduce Mosquito Exposure on the Farm August 30, 2019
    A viral illness primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is fatal in more than 90% of infected horses.
  • Why Are Horses So Fast? June 7, 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.
  • Maintaining Hoof Health in the Winter November 9, 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 November 9, 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.
  • 7 Dos and Don’ts for Managing Infectious Disease on the Farm September 10, 2018
    A variety of sources can harbor infectious diseases that impact horses, from mosquitos and rodents to pastures and water supplies, to name a few – which is why it is integral to have a strategy in place to contain and resolve them.
  • Lepto-what? September 6, 2018
    Leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease—meaning it can be transmitted between animals and humans—is fairly unknown to the general public. But it is important to be aware of
  • What You Need to Know: Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Horses September 6, 2018
    Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of cancer in horses and can affect the eyelids, the whites of the eye, or the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye).
  • New Prospect Catch Your Eye? April 20, 2018
    A horse is a big investment, and you want to know that your new friend is going to be healthy and able to do the things you want him or her to do.
  • Prepping for the Upcoming Season: Set Yourself Up for Success March 19, 2018
    Establishing a routine to build fitness and completing integral health checks can help prevent injury and pave the way for a successful season.
  • Exploring Equine Recurrent Uveitis and How You Can Treat It December 20, 2017
    Up to 25% of horses in the US may suffer from equine recurrent uveitis, which can lead to blindness or even loss of the eyes.
  • IRAP Therapy from A to Z November 3, 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.
  • Coming into Focus: How Do Horses See? September 26, 2017
    With horses, vision is particularly important, as we expect them to carry us safely and perform tasks like navigating jumps.
  • Breeding the Best Cows April 13, 2017
    Bovine IVF program at Tufts Ambulatory Service enables New England farmers to propagate their best milkers and maintain a steady revenue stream
  • Safe Snacks for your Horse November 23, 2016
    We all love to have a treat now and then, and our equine partners are no different. Sliced apples without the core and carrots are always a good go-to, but do you ever wonder what other healthy snacks your horse might enjoy?   Select fruits and vegetables are a great choice for a healthy horse, including (but not ...
  • Ready or Not: Are You Prepared for an Emergency? April 21, 2016
    Whether a natural disaster that requires a region to evacuate, or an incident involving a single barn, it is important to be prepared for all types of emergency situations. Following, find advice from the American Association of Equine Practitioners on what you should do to be properly equipped for any circumstance.   ASSESS YOUR RISKS What are the ...
  • How to Feed Orphan Foals March 4, 2016
    Mary Rose Paradis gives advice on how to feed orphan foals.
  • EHV-1: How to Prevent and Manage the Infection on Your Farm March 3, 2016
    Equine Herpesvirus type 1 associated myeloencephalopathy (EHM) EHV-1 is a common viral infection worldwide that is mostly spread by reactivation of virus in non-symptomatic, latently (silently) infected horses. Although many infections go unrecognized, some are associated with respiratory disease of varying severity, abortion, neurological disease or newborn foal death. Neurological disease due to EHV-1 infection is ...
  • Team of Veterinarians Build a Solid Foundation for the Future February 5, 2016
    Miniature horse, Crescendo’s Best Kept Memories, was just four years old when he suffered his first bout of laminitis. Episodic lameness also led to a Lyme disease diagnosis, but when traditional treatment did not ease symptoms, owner Lynn Paulson brought “Dude” to a place where she had a lot of previous success—Tufts Hospital for Large ...
  • Rehabilitative Legwear for Horses: A Worldwide Collaboration December 8, 2015
    As an equestrienne and budding scientist, I can think of no better way to spend a year than working towards a Master’s in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. I know, this doesn’t initially scream “horses,” but in my case, it certainly did. After my first year of veterinary school, I took the opportunity to work with Dr. ...
  • Seeing Red: Reminder About Red Maple Toxicity October 2, 2015
    The bright colors and fallen leaves of autumn are beautiful to look at, which makes for great riding excursions. But they also bring a potentially fatal danger to horses. The leaves and bark of the red maple tree are highly toxic to them, so it is important to take note of what the tree and ...