Equine Patients

At the Cummings School, the Hospital for Large Animals treats a range of equine patients, from the competitive athlete to the beloved pet, from the newborn foal to the geriatric horse.

Approximately 80 percent of the large animal patients we see are equine patients, which present an equally wide range of ailments. Although it is relatively easy to spot a horse that is limping badly or coughing severely or has advanced heart disease, identifying minor disruptions of any of these systems can be difficult.

The Hospital for Large Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is now able to image nearly every structure in the body through non-invasive techniques, allowing our veterinarians to make comprehensive diagnoses of problems and treat horses and other animals with more targeted therapies. The Hospital for Large Animals utilizes the most advanced diagnostic imaging systems available, including the only high-strength MRI in New England, ultrasound, CT, and nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan). The hospital also performs respiratory evaluation and lameness evaluation, and offers cutting-edge regenerative therapies such as stem cell, PRP and IRAP therapy.

In general, even small problems can have significant effects on high-performance horses. Moreover, the longer physical ailments go untreated, the greater is their potential to cause catastrophic breakdowns in the future. In order to prevent this from happening, our faculty clinicians, interns, residents, students, and staff are committed to working together with you and your primary care veterinarian to create, implement, and monitor a custom care and recovery plan for each case.

Please contact the Hospital for Large Animals to make an appointment.

Hospital for Large Animals
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
53 Willard Street
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-7926
Fax: (508) 839-7931
Emergency Services: (508) 839-7926