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Penn Vet Biomarker Research On Shockwave Yielding Results

The Penn Vet Equine Pharmacological Laboratory at the New Bolton Center has completed a multi-year project that developed biomarkers in horses that undergo shockwave therapy. Dr. Mary Robinson provided an update to the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission (PHRC); the Penn Vet laboratory  also provides the drug testing for the PHRC and completes research for the […]

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New Bolton Center Welcomes Dr. Olivia Lorello

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Olivia Lorello, VMD, PhD, to New Bolton Center’s Equine Field Service team. “I am beyond excited for this opportunity to work alongside some of the best veterinarians in the world,” said Lorello. “New Bolton Center is uniquely surrounded […]

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Equine Lameness Expert Dr. Sue Dyson To Retire From Animal Health Trust’s Centre for Equine Studies

Renowned equine expert in equine orthopedics, Dr. Sue Dyson, has retired from the Animal Health Trust’s Centre for Equine Studies in Newmarket, England. Dyson was the head of clinical orthopedics at the school, where she has been employed since 1982. She will continue to work part-time as a clinical consultant and remain involved in education. […]

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New Bolton Developing Biological Passports, With Help From Pennsylvania Breeders

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: Rows of vials in a laboratory freezer, each containing detailed biological maps of what’s going on inside the bodies of dozens of horses at specific moments in time. The frozen blood samples might one day hold the keys to making racing clean and drug-free, predicting […]

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Mid-Atlantic Powerhouse Sire Jump Start Dies At Age 20

Jump Start, the leading sire in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past five years, was euthanized the morning of Sunday, May 19 at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center due to complications from colitis. The dark bay son of A.P. Indy was 20. Standing at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Penn., for $10,000, the […]

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‘Advocating For Horses’: Dr. Corrine Sweeney To Serve As New Chair Of ARCI

Noted equine health researcher and Pennsylvania Racing Commissioner Dr. Corrine Sweeney, DVM, is the new Chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). In addition to serving on the commission since 2008, Dr. Sweeney is Associate Dean at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and one of […]

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Human Meds May Offer Help To Laminitic Horses

A study team from Lehigh University and New Bolton Center has found a link between cellular stress in laminitis cases and several human illnesses, potentially offering new drug treatments for the disease. In affected horses, the lamellar tissue, which connects the hoof wall to the tissues in the foot, pulls away from the wall and […]

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When Laminitis Strikes, What’s Your First Line Of Defense?

The most important time to take action against laminitis is when a horse shows early signs or a high-risk event occurs that might trigger laminitis. Triggers for laminitis range from exposure to black walnuts to injury to physiological disruption from colic, high fever, retained placenta, or carbohydrate overload. In essence, anything that causes a horse […]

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‘Star-Crossed’ Super Ninety Nine Has Stud Farm Crew Excited For Maryland Million Day

Dating back to before he ever ran, continuing on through his racing career and extending to a second career at stud, Super Ninety Nine has been a case study in perseverance. A resident of Josh and Mike Pons’ Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md., the 8-year-old stallion is represented by three horses pre-entered in […]

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High On Helium? Horses Undergoing Surgery Improved When Offered Oxygen/Helium Mix

Horses that have to undergo surgery that requires anesthesia can have a hard time; to be completely anesthetized, they must be placed on the back or their side, which places pressure on internal organs, sometimes leading to partially collapsed lungs. Horses undergoing surgery have better outcomes when offered a mix of helium and oxygen in […]

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