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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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Botulism No Match For Thoroughbred Filly Bucks Some

Dr. Mike Chovanes’s phone rang, piercing through the quiet morning. It was 6:15 am. The 1980 Penn Vet alumnus answered, his stomach twisting at the news trickling from the other end of the line. His homebred 2-year-old Thoroughbred filly, Bucks Some, was down and unable to rise, trapped in her stall. As a veterinarian himself, […]

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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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Three Foals Created From Deceased Mare’s Embryos

Veterinarians in Texas helped Lisa Gaudio, a Pennsylvania horse owner, keep the legacy of her beloved mare alive in a most unusual way: by harvesting her ovaries after she had passed. Vets from Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square removed the ovaries from Kyrie Eleison, a 20-year-old half-Arabian mare after she was euthanized […]

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Equine Laminitis Expert Dr. Andrew van Eps Joins New Bolton Center Faculty

Renowned for his research on equine laminitis, Dr. Andrew van Eps joined the faculty of Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in December as Associate Professor of Equine Musculoskeletal Research. Van Eps has spent the majority of his career at The University of Queensland in Australia, most recently as Director of the Equine Hospital and Associate Professor of Equine […]

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‘Life At Vet U’: Animal Planet Series Showcases Penn Vet Students In Television Series

Animal Planet takes viewers behind the scenes of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) as six students embark on a journey to graduation – the culmination of four intense, but rewarding, years of never-ending studying, round-the-clock rotations and unpredictable cases. With unprecedented access to the school’s two internationally renowned teaching hospitals […]

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‘Daily Show’ Host To Adopt ‘Paintball Pony’ – Abused Horse Shot With Paintballs

Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey McShane are adopting a horse that had been shot with paintballs more than 100 times. They plan on keeping the horse on their farm in Middletown, N.J., where they have opened an animal sanctuary for abused animals in partnership with Farm Sanctuary. Tracey is a […]

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