Last Thanksgiving, Conan, an 18.3-hand Argentinian warmblood, within hours went from being healthy and sound to being on the verge of death. Though the Big Equitation star’s tests were all coming back negative, it was clear he was running out of time—and it was up to the team at Tufts Equine Center to save him.
History A 21 year- old Thoroughbred mare presented to Tufts Equine Center at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center with a history of lameness and repeated hoof abscessation of her left front foot. The recurrent abscesses were… Read More
José M. García-López, VMD, DACVS, DACVSMR I. INTRODUCTION Dorsal spinous process (DSP) impingement or overriding (ORDSP), often referred as “kissing spines”, has been reported as the most common cause of back pain in the horse.1… Read More
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 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
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.