Tufts Veterinary Magazine - Summer 2013

Summer 2013 Volume 14 Number 2

Summer 2013 Cover


The Biggest Losers
The nation’s obesity epidemic has hit our pets. Deborah Linder, V09, helps portly pooches and fat cats slim down— not for six-pack abs, but for a longer and healthier life.
By Genevieve Rajewski
(Cover Story)
All dogs and cats carry genetic risks for health problems. Veterinarians are studying this defective DNA to treat and prevent disease in animals and humans.
By Genevieve Rajewski
Running with Thoroughbreds
As a 25-year citizen of Belmont Park’s “vet village,” Russell Cohen, V87, still relishes his life in the fast lane alongside illustrious trainers and racehorses.
By Kim Thurler
Itching to Know
Our pets are susceptible to hundreds of skin problems. Veterinary dermatologists share their advice for dealing with all things lumpy, bumpy, red and splotchy.
By Genevieve Rajewski
Creature Comforts
After completing a Ph.D. in child development at Tufts, Megan Kiely Mueller joins the Cummings School to explore the under-studied science of how animals and people help each other.
By Linda Hall


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Cover illustration: Aaron Meshon
Back cover photograph by Steffan Hacker

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