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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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“Loveliest Colt in the World” Recovers From Eye Trauma At Penn Vet

“I’ve been coming to New Bolton Center with my horses since I was teenager, and I’m now in my 60s. I wouldn’t go anywhere else when there’s a problem,” said Cathy Vincent, co-owner of Adandy Farm’s in Greenwood, Delaware, which has been in the Arabian horse business since 1967. During a life spent breeding, training, […]

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Sports Medicine ‘Sleuths’ To Unravel Lameness Mysteries During March First Tuesday Lecture 

Join Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, ACVS, ACVSMR, and Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, as they kick-off the spring First Tuesday Lecture series with their talk “Mythbusting the Lameness Exam Part 2: Comparing Your Interpretation of Lameness to What Scientific Data Tells Us.” When lameness strikes and there are no “clues” – no swelling, no […]

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What’s Age Got To Do With It? Caring For Geriatric Horses

The idea that age is but a number is as true for animals as it is for humans. Horses, especially ponies, are routinely living to the mid-twenties and even thirties. Often, the equines still enjoy life, work, or performing into their third decade. “We shouldn’t use one age to classify a horse as geriatric,” said […]

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‘Classy’ Irap In Recovery After Surgery To Stabilize Fractured Sesamoids

Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Irap underwent surgery at the New Bolton Center on Monday to repair fractures to both sesamoids in his left front ankle, an injury believed to have been sustained during the running of Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby. The colt was pulled up after crossing the wire in second place behind West […]

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Irap’s Pennsylvania Derby Injury Appears To Be Career-Ending

Multiple graded stakes winner Irap was seriously injured in Saturday’s G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx, in which he finished second behind West Coast. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow lugged in badly in mid-stretch, and was pulled up after the wire by jockey Mario Gutierrez. His left front leg was stabilized via splint and the colt […]

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New Bolton Clinical Trial To Help Horses With Endocrine Dysfunction

The most common cause of laminitis in equines worldwide is some format of endocrine dysfunction, most commonly presenting with high blood insulin, which appears to directly lead to laminitic lesions in horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome or those with Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, also called PPID or Equine Cushings disease. Penn State has produced studies […]

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The Modern Age Of Shoeing The Problem Horse

For centuries of farriery, horses have worn metal shoes that are nailed into its hooves. Horses with weak, shelley hooves typically have difficulty holding a shoe when it is nailed on, as the hoof breaks apart easily around the nail holes and/or doesn’t have enough hoof on which to nail a shoe. In the past, the […]

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Proposed State Budget Would Slash All State Funding From Penn Vet School

A budget proposed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf would eliminate $30 million from the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school, including the New Bolton Center. New Bolton is considered one of the top hospitals in the country focusing on large animal care, particularly that of horses, and is where Barbaro was treated for injuries suffered in […]

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Tips For Keeping Your Horses Warm This Winter

The New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary School of Medicine released a helpful infographic this week aimed at educating horse owners about the best ways to keep horses warm during the cold winter months. Some of the tips include providing adequate shelter for horses, providing adequate calories and to be sure horses […]

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