Spring 2017

Canine ALS

Lou Gehrig’s patients could benefit from a Tufts study in dogs.

A gene-silencing therapy under development for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is being >>

Curiosity Saved the Cats

The untold story of how a small team of researchers saved the lives of millions of felines—and helped identify the cause of AIDS.

In the 1970s, a little-understood virus was the number one killer of cats in >>

Diagnosing Liver Failure

Biopsies can often determine the cause of the disease, but that procedure carries its own risks.

Veterinarian Cynthia Webster has seen enough dogs with acute liver failure to know that >>

Top Stories

Curiosity Saved the Cats

The untold story of how a small team of researchers saved the lives of millions of felines—and helped identify the cause of AIDS.

Live From Morocco

How veterinary students are learning to treat donkeys, mules and horses a world away.

Best of Breed

A $10 million renovation of the Foster Hospital creates expanded new spaces for pets to receive first-rate care.

The 50-Ton Patient

How do you study animals you can’t fit on an exam table? Rosalind Rolland, V84, is glad you asked.

Editor's Picks

The Goodness of Grains

Veterinary nutritionist Cailin Heinze weighs in on "grain-free" pet foods.

5 Ways to Protect Your Pet from Lyme Disease

Cats don't get it, but the bacteria can cause real problems for dogs

Betting the Farm

Fifty years ago, there were 1,600 dairy farms in Connecticut. Today there are 120. Those that remain are in a constant struggle for survival. Here’s the story of how one family farm, now in its fourth generation, is fighting to innovate and grow with the help of a Cummings School vet

Doggone DNA

All dogs and cats are at risk for inherited health problems. Understanding them can benefit animal and human health