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The Gold Standard

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

It was a dream come true for Wade Tenney, DVM, when he acted as a veterinary collaborator for the equestrian events at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

horse being ridden in the Tokyo Olympics during the equestrian sporting event

Fixing the Plight of a Pony

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

When Pippa dislocated her hock in a training accident, the injury looked gruesome, but a veterinarian expert in healing fractures was optimistic she could recover.

Pippa, a small brown and white pony standing in a fenced in area

Healing a Fractured Tibia

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

When a 3-week-old filly was diagnosed with a broken leg, her owners feared the worst. But new technology and veterinary expertise brought them hope.

Renaud family posing with their Percheron mare and her filly, Ruby in a field.

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

That Strange Stepping by War of Will

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

The Preakness winner has stringhalt, but what does that mean for the racehorse’s participation in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes?
Thoroughbred racehorse War of Will handily won the Preakness Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, but many racing fans were concerned by video footage that surfaced later on social media. Shortly after the race, the bay colt was caught walking back to the stables with a strange hitch in his step.

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

Unbroken

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Thanks to recent veterinary advances, leg fractures in horses don’t have to be life-threatening—or even career-ending.

X-Ray of a horse leg fracture before it was repaired at Tufts Equine Center