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Tuttipaesi Has Cheering Section At New Bolton Center After Battle With Potomac Horse Fever

Tutti is the first girl in the Ladies’ Club, but she’s a favorite with a much larger team of girl power. A striking dark grey Thoroughbred imported from Italy, Tuttipaesi is owned by Valor Ladies LLC, a partnership of women who invest in racehorses. Tutti, as she is affectionately called, is the first of the […]

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1,2,3: One Easy Rule For Monitoring Mare And Foal After Birth

The flashy Gypsy Vanner mare foaled when no one was watching, but all seemed well, the colt still wet when the barn crew arrived just after dawn. Soon he was up and nursing. Everyone was relieved that morning at the Newcastle County Carousel Park & Equestrian Center in Delaware, as they had been waiting for […]

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MRI Proves Key To Lameness Diagnosis For Dressage Mare

While in their second dressage show together, Caitlin MacGuinness noticed that her new mount, Lagato, seemed to be a bit lame on the right front leg, but only when turned sharply to the right The farrier did her feet that week, and Legato, known as Lexi, improved. MacGuinness chalked it up to a shoeing imbalance, […]

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Human, Equine Doctors Team Up To Help Horse With Cancer

In the first collaboration of its kind between Penn Vet and Penn Med, clinicians used a laser treatment for humans to treat cancerous tumors in the delicate area around both eyes of a horse. Anita is a special type of Paint horse known as Medicine Hat, prized in many Native American cultures. Distinguished by their […]

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MacNamara Joins New Bolton Field Service, UPenn Faculty

Dr. Brian MacNamara, who has expertise in treating race and sport horses, has joined the Equine Field Service team at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, which provides routine and emergency health care for equine clients within a 30-mile radius of the hospital. He also has joined the Penn Vet faculty, as Assistant Professor of Equine Field Service […]

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Study: Accurate Test For Lyme Disease In Horses Remains Elusive

Most horses in the Mid-Atlantic region show evidence of exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The vast majority of those exposed horses do not develop clinical signs of disease. However, a small number of infected horses will develop disease of the nervous system, termed Lyme Neuroborreliosis. Diagnosis of equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis […]

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New Bolton Announces New High-Resolution MRI Serivce

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center now offers a new MRI system designed specifically for obtaining high-quality images in horses. The O-Scan is a high-resolution MRI system for diagnostic imaging using a low-field magnet. The MRI is capable of imaging extremities, from the foot to the hock (tarsus) or knee (carpus). The system, manufactured by Esaote, […]

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Surgery, Sling Help Rescued Donkey Beat Laminitis

With great sadness, Susan Yates walked out of the barn and headed to the house to call the vet. It was time to put down the big donkey she had just adopted five days earlier. Emaciated, lame, and riddled with lice, Bethany was lying in the stall, and could not get up. Yates had left […]

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Pass the Sunscreen: Sun Protection Key to Horse’s Recovery From Skin Cancer

Silver must wear a mask, just like his owner, the man who calls himself the Lone Ranger. Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the eye, the Tennessee Walking Horse has undergone surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to remove multiple cancerous lesions. To prevent a recurrence, when this very white horse goes outside, he […]

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