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Birth control for wild horses is the obvious alternative to mass slaughter

The Hill: Opinion October 23, 2017 By Bill Richardson and Allen Rutberg, opinion contributors Center for Animals and Public Policy director, Allen Rutberg, PhD, with Bill Richardson, A70, F71, former governor of New Mexico (2003-2011) and Tufts University alumnus, discuss the House Appropriations Committee vote to authorize killing healthy wild horses and burros. Read full Read More

Wild horse contraception research: priming and boosting doses

Contraceptive efficacy of priming and boosting doses of controlled-release PZP in wild horses Allen Rutberg, Kayla Grams, John W. Turner Jr, Heidi Hopkins Wildlife Research Published: April 27, 2017 Abstract Context. At some sites, wild horse populations have been effectively and non-invasively regulated using remote darting with porcine zona pellucida (PZP) immunocontraceptive vaccines. However, Read More

Effects of Therapeutic Riding on Measures of Stress in Horses

Published online: August 22, 2015 Journal of Equine Veterinary Science Volume 35, Issues 11-12, Pages 922–928 Caroline McKinney DVM/MPH Candidate 2016, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Advisors: Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, DACVIM and Megan Mueller, PhD Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, MA Center for Animals and Public Read More

The Healing Power of Pets: Fact, Fiction or Somewhere In Between?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12 PM – 1 PM Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series from the Center for Animals and Public Policy Presented with Tufts Student Association for Veterinary Ethics (SAVE) Speaker: Hal Herzog, PhD Professor of Psychology, Western Carolina University Noon in the Varis Lecture Hall (Entrance via Jumbo’s Path) 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