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10 Facts About Recurrent Airway Obstruction in Horses

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Horses that live in barns, as well as horses living outside that are exposed to high levels of pollens, molds or other particulates, have an increased risk of developing a chronic and debilitating respiratory syndrome,… Read More

lung function testing by Dr. Melissa Mazan

What Happens When a Horse’s Immune System Goes Awry?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

A horse’s immune system is his own personal security detail. It is a very complex and efficient system of cells that carry out specific processes and each of these processes relies on another, working round-the-clock to keep your horse feeling well.

Equine Clinical Case Challenge: Intermittent Hematuria

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

History A 16-year-old pony gelding presented for evaluation of intermittent hematuria.  The pony was reported to be previously healthy and exhibited a normal appetite and water consumption at home.  The hematuria was first noted several… Read More

Cystoscopy with a large urolith partially immersed in a pool of urine

Equine Clinical Case Challenge: Arrhythmia in a Show Jumper

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

A 17 year- old warmblood show jumper was evaluated on the farm for mild exercise intolerance and prolonged recovery after exercise, which was present despite a decrease in active competition level from upper level to lower level jumper. An irregular rhythm was detected, and the warmblood was referred to Tufts Equine Center at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for cardiac evaluation.

Kate Chope performing an ultrasound on a horse in Large Animal Hospital

Could Your Barn Be Harming Your Horse’s Health?

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Air in the barn can get rather stale—particularly in the wintertime—which can negatively impact a horse’s respiratory system. Improve ventilation in your barn to protect your horse’s health.

Maintaining Hoof Health in the Winter

Friday, November 9th, 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.