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Articles tagged: horses

Surgical Management of Kissing Spines

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Kissing spines affect roughly 40% of horses. Here we review the inter-spinous ligament desmotomy (ISLD) procedure that we routinely perform to correct impinging DSPs.

Portrait of a running American quarter horse

Reduce Mosquito Exposure on the Farm

Friday, August 30th, 2019

A viral illness primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is fatal in more than 90% of infected horses. There’s no specific antiviral treatment available, so appropriate vaccination and other protective measures are urgently needed… Read More

Grey Percheron mare showing her pretty eye with mosquito on eyebrow.

Why Are Horses So Fast?

Friday, June 7th, 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.

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.

Looking Through the Eyes of Animals

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Temple Grandin on the importance of first impressions, why “draconian leash laws” are a problem for dogs, and more.