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  • Hospital for Large Animals Helps Horse Beat the Odds November 23, 2016
    Donna Johnson and Holly-Go-Lightly have had a long road of  ups and downs together. “Holly and I share a mutual trust and I feel a sense of  deep peace around her,” says Donna. “While riding, my mind is always in the moment and there is no room for pressing problems.”   Donna watched as her now 16-year-old ...
  • Hospital for Large Animals Gives Colt Second Chance at Life July 5, 2016
    On March 1, 2015, Carina Nistico welcomed “Prince” into the world. From the moment the Thoroughbred colt was born, Carina knew he was going to be a special horse. “He had such a silly, curious attitude about him and loved any kind of attention,” she says.
  • Teamwork Helps Thoroughbred Seize the Day April 12, 2016
    “Carpe Diem is a bold, athletic horse with opinions of his own, so the reward is huge when we overcome challenges together,” says Sara Florin of her 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. “He’s taught me a lot about horses, about eventing, and especially about myself.” The pair started eventing together when Sara got him in 2007, and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mystic, a Clydesdale Cross from the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit September 14, 2015
    Mystic, a Clydesdale cross from the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit came in to see Dr. Thomas Jenei for a re-check on a lameness issue in her left-front leg. Check out these photos from her evaluation! //
  • The Story of Ally Bee September 3, 2015
    Ally Bee, a cria (baby alpaca) was born without the ability to walk. After her care at the Hospital for Large Animals she is now able to walk with her mother and return home. Watch her story here…
  • Clinician’s Keen Eye Helps Horse Beat the Odds October 25, 2014
    When Tango’s health rapidly declined over four days, owner Liz Casey relied on past experiences and the recommendations of others to decide his best chance of survival was in the hands of Tufts Hospital for Large Animals veterinarians.
  • Hospital for Large Animals Helps Eq Horse Back on His Feet October 25, 2014
    For many, a horse is like a family member. So when April Renzella’s Dutch Warmblood, Tabor, required navicular bursa surgery, she relied on the clinicians and staff at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center to bring her precious Tabor home safe and sound.
  • Life-Saving Surgery Leads to Confident Comeback October 25, 2014
    Sam was well on his way to a successful career as a young eventer, when he was suddenly found to be facing a life-threatening case of colic one day. Tufts Hospital for Large Animals stepped in to complete a complicated surgery, and a year later Sam and Elizabeth Chertavian completed their first Preliminary event as ...
  • It’s the Size of the Fight in the Horse That Counts October 25, 2014
    Prince faced adversity from the day he was born—a full month premature—but that didn’t keep him and owner Christina Eddleston from the New England Miniature Horse Society winner’s circle. And, thanks to the help of the team at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, Prince came out on the winning end of a complicated colic surgery as ...
  • A Bond That Can’t Be Broken October 25, 2014
    It may have been love at first sight, but Peppy would still require lots TLC from both his owner, Leigh-Ann Davis, and the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals team after a string of incidents brought him to Cummings Veterinary Medical Center three times in one year.
  • Communication Key in Getting Multi-Sport Athlete Back on Track October 25, 2014
    Susan Straight describes Otis “as close to a perfect horse as we can get,” so when a mysterious cough formed and began to interfere with the multi-sport athlete’s performance, Susan called on the pros for a resolution.
  • Fit for a Princess October 25, 2014
    Susan Crawford says Dr. Alfredo Sanchez-Londoño of Tufts Ambulatory Service has always gone the extra mile. It was no exception when he not only made the arrangements for “Princess” to receive treatment at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, but made sure to be at the facility during the process as well.
  • Mysterious Lameness No Match for Lucy Thanks to the Help of Tufts Team October 25, 2014
    Lucy made a long journey from the racetrack to enjoying her current career as an eventer, but none of it would have been possible if it weren’t for the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center clinicians’ ability to pinpoint a misunderstood back injury.
  • Therapy Horse Gets the Best Treatment so She Can Give Her Best October 25, 2014
    Lily has an important job, working as an instrumental part of a Registered Therapy Team with her owner, Marsha Craig, for Tufts Paws for People. And thanks to the relationship they’ve formed through Paws for People, Cummings Veterinary Medical Center was the easy choice when Lily needed an assessment for her locking stifles.
  • Fracture Can’t Dull Hidden Gem’s Shine October 25, 2014
    By nature, dressage riders become very aware of and familiar with the way their mounts move, so when Cody walked out of his stall one morning with a sudden lameness, Willette Brown knew just who to call.
  • Hunt for Good Health Ends at Tufts Hospital for Large Animals October 25, 2014
    After Dr. José Garcia-Lopez performed a surgery on another one of her horses, Renee Iannacchino knew exactly who to call upon when her Hanoverian/Thoroughbred cross, Charm Day, needed to see a specialist.
  • Beautiful Relationship Emerges Out of Darkness October 25, 2014
    Neither broken leg nor ulcers could keep Beau down, and owner Debra Benanti gives credit to the educational commitment of Tufts Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for not only Beau’s survival, but their close relationship following his treatments.
  • Otis: A Case of Inflammatory Airway Disease January 17, 2014
    Otis, a toasted oat-colored 13-year-old horse, developed an occasional cough but it came and went with no predictable pattern or time of year. As a multi-sport athlete, some days the mysterious cough prevented Otis from fully engaging in his activities the way he normally could and over time it started to worsen, said owner Susan ...