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Articles tagged: Tufts Equine Center

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.

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

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.

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

Equine Clinical Case Challenge: Intermittent Hematuria

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

History A 16-year-old pony gelding presented for evaluation of intermittent hematuria.  The pony was reported to be previously healthy and exhibited a normal appetite and water consumption at home.  The hematuria was first noted several… Read More

Cystoscopy with a large urolith partially immersed in a pool of urine