History: The first patient is an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding presenting for evaluation of an acute onset of head tilt to the left and circling behavior. Physical examination reveals evidence of vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII)… Read More
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A 21 year- old Thoroughbred mare presented to Tufts Equine Center with a history of lameness and repeated hoof abscessation of her left front foot.
History A 22-year old Thoroughbred gelding was evaluated for gradual weight loss and decreased appetite that had slowly gotten worse over a two-month duration. The owner reports that the gelding has otherwise been acting normal,… Read More
A 17-year-old Quarterhorse gelding was presented for a corneal lesion of approximately five months duration.
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
HISTORY: A 21-year-old Standardbred mare presented for a three- week history of discharge and blepharospasm OS. Previous treatment included topical triple antibiotic ointment and systemic minocycline with no improvement. The mare was previously healthy with… Read More
A 17 year- old warmblood with an irregular rhythm was referred to Tufts Equine Center at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for cardiac evaluation.
A 19-year-old draft cross gelding was presented for further evaluation of a swollen third eyelid in the right eye.
A 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding used for eventing presented with acute neck stiffness after a fall. He was reluctant to actively bend the cranial aspect of his neck to either direction.