Is He Lame Or Neurologic? New Bolton Lecture To Provide Answers

by | 02.12.2016 | 3:15pm

On Tuesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Neil Mittelman and Dr. Holly Stewart will present a joint lecture: “Is My Horse Lame or Neurologic?” The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics on the first Tuesday of selected months. The lectures take place in New Bolton Center's Alumni Hall. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at [email protected]. 

If you've ever noticed that your horse doesn't feel quite right while riding or working, and you've wondered what is going on, you are not alone. It can be challenging to distinguish between a horse that has a mild lameness and one that is affected by neurologic disease.


This lecture, in an interactive format, will review and explain actual cases in which clinicians found it difficult to distinguish between lameness and neurologic disease. The two presenters will discuss their processes in analyzing the patients, and explain some of the most common causes for lameness and neurologic disease in the region.

Dr. Mittelman, a second-year Resident in Internal Medicine, has a special interest in neurologic diseases in horses. Dr. Stewart, a third-year Resident in Surgery, has an interest in the effects of injuries on bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. 

Spring Series:

April 5: Dr. Jennifer Linton, “Equine Pregnancy: What to Expect When Your Horse is Expecting” 

May 3: New Bolton Center Clinical Team: “All About EQUIMAGINE™, Robotics-Controlled Imaging

June 7: Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer: “Medical Director Q&A: What's New at New Bolton?”

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