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
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.
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
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.
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.