UPenn Lecture Series Teaches Owners What To Expect When Mares Are Expecting

by | 03.12.2016 | 7:06am

Breeding a mare can be a busy time, with frequent ultrasound examinations, uterine lavages, oxytocin injections, and inseminations. All of those hours become worth it when, 14-16 days after ovulation, the work has paid off and your mare is pregnant. But what happens next?

On Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Jennifer Linton will present “Equine Pregnancy: What to Expect When Your Horse is Expecting.” The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, Penn. 

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].


Linton, a specialist in reproduction, is a veterinarian on New Bolton Center's Equine Field Service team. During the lecture, she will discuss regular timing for evaluation of the mare, routine management (including vaccination and deworming), and signs of giving birth or of impending abortion. Specific topics such as twins, fetal gender identification, and placentitis also will be covered. 

Linton earned her veterinary degree from Penn Vet in 2012, and completed an equine internship at Rhinebeck Equine, LLP, in Rhinebeck, N.Y. She returned to New Bolton Center in 2013 or her residency in the Section of Reproduction and Behavior. 

Linton's primary areas of research include pregnancy loss, performance issues in mares, and uterine tumors in small ruminants. During the breeding season, Linton provides on-call emergency coverage for both Field Service and the Section of Reproduction, and has a special expertise in difficult pregnancies, both in mares and goats. 

First Tuesday Lecture Spring Series:

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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