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Temple Grandin on Looking through the Eyes of Animals

The importance of first impressions, why “draconian leash laws” are hurting dogs, and more insights from the renowned animal behaviorist
How do animals perceive the world? Differently than us, animal behaviorist Temple Grandin told a Tufts audience on January 8. But it’s important to remember that even though that’s the case, she said, they have emotions like ours.

Effects of anti-angiogenic therapy in feline oral squamous cell carcinoma

The cancer that most commonly affects the mouth of cats is called oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).  This cancer is common and responds poorly to treatment.  The average life expectancy for cats diagnosed with this cancer is approximately six-months.  Cats may exhibit a number of problems as a result of OSCC, including a swelling in Read More

Monitoring Equine Leg Skin Temperature During Exercise and Rehabilitation

Description: The purpose of the study is to determine the correlations between skin temperature at various locations on the leg and the potential change with injury to a soft tissue structure. Inclusion Criteria: The horses must have no prior disease or injury other than their current tendon/ligament injury. The horses must also be Hunter/Jumper competition horses. Read More

Clinical Case Challenge (Animal Behavior Clinic)

Otto, a two-and-a-half-year-old miniature dachshund, presented to the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals Behavior Clinic at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center after the sudden onset of aggression to his owners. Owners sought the support of Tufts’ animal behaviorists to help reduce and/or eliminate this aggressive behavior. Learn here about owner-directed aggression and how Otto’s owners Read More

Clinical Case Challenge (Radiation Oncology)

Oscar, a 10-year-old male castrated Yorkshire Terrier, presented to the radiation oncology service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, with a 6-month history of increased respiratory noise and sneezing, 3 month history of epistaxis, and recent onset facial deformity. Learn about the diagnostic testing conducted to confirm a diagnosis Read More

Clinical Case Challenge (Ophthalmology)

Canon, a four-year old male, mix breed dog, presented to Dr. Chris Pirie, veterinary ophthalmologist at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, with a history of ocular redness and discharge that had persisted for two months. Learn about the diagnostic testing Dr. Pirie conducted to confirm a diagnosis of nodular Read More