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When Asthma Isn’t Obvious

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

An equine pulmonologist works with veterinarians in the field to conduct a specialized type of liquid biopsy

stock photo horse eye in the dark in monochromatic colors

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.

Power Up

Friday, November 9th, 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.

Travel Confidently

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Providing all of the right information and contacts to a knowledgeable, trustworthy person could save your horse’s life, and a stall identification card with all of this pertinent information is a simple but effective way to achieve this.

7 Dos and Don’ts for Managing Infectious Disease on the Farm

Monday, September 10th, 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.