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
In internationally-sanctioned competitions, horses must pass a number of inspections, most notably, “the jog”—overseen by a veterinary delegate and the ground jury to ensure the horses are fit to compete.
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
An 11-year-old Quarter Horse mare presented to the Hospital for Large Animals for a lameness evaluation. The lameness exam revealed a grade 3/5 right hind lameness with firm swelling around the right tarsus.
Matador is a seasoned dressage horse, having competed through Intermediaire. Owner, Gina Dailey, even describes him as a schoolmaster. Over their seven years together, Gina and Matador have developed a strong bond. “When things at… Read More
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
History: This 6 year old maiden mare presented with a history of four live-cover breedings during her heat cycle. The mare was confirmed “in foal” with a single ultrasound at 14 days post-ovulation. Case… Read More
This six-year-old warmblood had a one-month history of left front (LF) lameness that improved with an abaxial sesamoid nerve block. The lameness appeared to resolve after 2-3 weeks of rest but then recurred when the… Read More
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.