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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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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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Pennsylvania EHV-1 Update: The Meadows Suspends Racing, New Bolton Resumes Normal Operations

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture released the following updates on EHV-1 outbreaks at The Meadows and New Bolton Center late Thursday: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture veterinarians have now posted official quarantines for seven barns at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County (harness racing track). To date, two EHM cases and four additional confirmed EHV-1 […]

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Updated: New Bolton Under ‘Self-Imposed Quarantine’ After Maryland Horse Euthanized Due To EHM

The University of Pennsylvania’s large animal hospital, New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is under a self-imposed equine quarantine for Equine Herpes Myeloencephalitis (EHM). New Bolton Center has canceled all elective, equine appointments pending further instructions from the regional state veterinarian. New Bolton Center will receive equine or camelid (also susceptible to Equine Herpesvirus […]

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Researchers Closer Than Ever To Cure For Laminitis

Laminitis is one of the most painful conditions a horse can endure and has robbed countless equines of not only their livelihood, but their comfort, mobility and ultimately their lives. It is estimated that up to 15 percent of horses will endure a bout of laminitis at some point during their lives, with as many […]

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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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Serial Licker? Odd Behavior By OTTB Wins Prize And Behavioral Evaluation

We’ve all heard of an animal having an odd habit or displaying unique behavior once in a while, but…compulsive licking? That is exactly what Cynthia Malcolm’s off-track Thoroughbred, “Shorty” does to her Belgian-Paint cross mare after he finishes a meal. The Horse magazine put out a call to its readers to submit descriptions of their […]

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New Equine Imaging Machine Holds Promise For Anxious Adults

Most veterinary medicine technologies have adapted from their human medicine counterparts, but a new CT machine in use at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine may change all that. The robotic computed tomography (CT) machine at Penn Vet is used to provide images of soft tissue that X-rays cannot show. Though CT scans […]

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