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Is Your Horse Hiding His Pain?

Horses have survived for millennia by hiding pain from predators–and not much has changed, a study from Drs. Sue McDonnell and Catherine Torcivia shows. Using horses at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the duo noted that horses in the hospital tend to perk up when humans are around. This can lead to […]

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New UPenn Research Zeroes In On Biomarker That Could Help Regulators Detect Shockwave Therapy

A treatment called extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used in patients both human and equine to speed healing of injured tendons and ligaments. Using high-pressure sonic waves, ESWT is thought to increase blood flow to the treated area, and has been shown to reduce pain over the short term. In racehorses, however, masking pain can […]

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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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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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