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Large Animal Ultrasound Service

Imaging plays a central role

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

When a horse experiences a decrease in their athletic performance, it could indicate an injury or underlying disease, often best detected by imaging. Tufts Equine Center is one of the country’s select few to offer… Read More

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

Equine Clinical Case Challenge – Lethargy

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

History A 2-year-old Warlander mare presented with a history of lethargy. Presentation Initial physical exam revealed a temperature of 99 degrees, heart rate ranging from 84-100 beats/minute and a respiratory rate of 16 breaths/minute. Blood… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Equine Ultrasound

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

History: A 14-year-old Thoroughbred event horse presented with a history of coughing during low-level exercise. Initial work-up revealed signs consistent with Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) and he was treated with an inhaled bronchodilator and oral… Read More

HLA Clinical Case Challenge

May 2016 Equine Case Challenge

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

  CASE HISTORY: A 12-year-old Quarter Horse mare was on a trail ride when the owner notice a peculiar twisting movement with the left front (LF) limb, but the mare appeared to walk out of… Read More

Ultrasound Clinical Case Study

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

This six-year-old warmblood had a one-month history of left front (LF) lameness that improved with an abaxial sesamoid nerve block. He was then referred to Tufts Hospital for Large Animals for further work-up and imaging.

Caring for the Equine Athletes

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Ultrasound is used widely in small animal medicine for detecting things like intestinal blockages and tumors or assessing heart function. But very few academic veterinary medical centers have a large animal ultrasound service. At Cummings School, Dr. Wade Tenney saw an opportunity. “You can ultrasound just about anything on a horse, besides the hoof,” he says.

Wade Tenney