Winter 2016

Drug Abuse and the Family Tree

Opioid use in adolescence may affect the health of the next generation and beyond

Evidence continues to mount that a young woman’s life experiences—whether famine, PTSD or recreational >>

Cancer Side Effect

Humans could benefit from studies on chemo-related hair loss in pets

While it’s rare for dogs undergoing chemotherapy to lose their hair, when they do, >>

Banking Bird Blood

Even birds sometimes need a life-saving blood transfusion, but the species’ rapid-fire metabolism makes >>

Top Stories

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

Parrot Sanctuary

These dazzlingly beautiful, yet unwanted birds reclaim a piece of their natural life

Pet Project

A surprising number of animal owners have little or no access to veterinary care, so this Tufts program brings the care to them

The Toxin Avenger

Meet the vet school alum who keeps us safe from dangerous chemicals

Editor's Picks

5 Ways to Protect Your Pet from Lyme Disease

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

Backyard Battles

The unhappy convergence of suburbia and wildlife

Cancer Genetics

Two malignancies common in golden retrievers share similar DNA markers

Dolphin Rescuers

Veterinary student’s research could improve survival rates for stranded animals

Gorilla Docs

Wildlife veterinarians work with their African partners to protect the endangered animals

The Genetics of Bloat

Researchers hope their work will help predict which dogs may get the deadly disease

Thoroughbred Doc

Along the backstretch of Belmont Park, Russell Cohen, V87, is having the time of his life