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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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Pennsylvania Breeders Fund ‘Revolutionary Research’ To Detect Gene Doping

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association presented a check for $300,000 to the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center’s Equine Pharmacology Laboratory Friday, allowing researchers there to embark on “revolutionary research to detect gene doping,” according to officials at UPenn. Gene doping has been a hot topic among integrity watchdogs in the human athletics world for […]

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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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How Old Is ‘Too Old’ For A Broodmare?

According to figures released by The Jockey Club last month, 33,746 Thoroughbred broodmares visited stallions this past breeding season. With an average gestation of roughly 11 ½ months, it’s not uncommon for mares to take several foals before they produce their best offspring, which could have them in production for years. A quick scan of […]

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Tuttipaesi Has Cheering Section At New Bolton Center After Battle With Potomac Horse Fever

Tutti is the first girl in the Ladies’ Club, but she’s a favorite with a much larger team of girl power. A striking dark grey Thoroughbred imported from Italy, Tuttipaesi is owned by Valor Ladies LLC, a partnership of women who invest in racehorses. Tutti, as she is affectionately called, is the first of the […]

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UPenn Lecture Series Teaches Owners What To Expect When Mares Are Expecting

Breeding a mare can be a busy time, with frequent ultrasound examinations, uterine lavages, oxytocin injections, and inseminations. All of those hours become worth it when, 14-16 days after ovulation, the work has paid off and your mare is pregnant. But what happens next? On Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Jennifer Linton will […]

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Is He Lame Or Neurologic? New Bolton Lecture To Provide Answers

On Tuesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Neil Mittelman and Dr. Holly Stewart will present a joint lecture: “Is My Horse Lame or Neurologic?” The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA. The series offers free lectures to the […]

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New Bolton Announces Observation Service For Healthy Broodmares

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center is offering a new foaling service for healthy mares that provides around-the-clock observation as they approach their due date, and care throughout and after the foaling.  “We are responding to requests from the equine community for New Bolton Center to provide this service,” said Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, Medical Director […]

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1,2,3: One Easy Rule For Monitoring Mare And Foal After Birth

The flashy Gypsy Vanner mare foaled when no one was watching, but all seemed well, the colt still wet when the barn crew arrived just after dawn. Soon he was up and nursing. Everyone was relieved that morning at the Newcastle County Carousel Park & Equestrian Center in Delaware, as they had been waiting for […]

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New Research Identifies Best Test To Diagnose Strangles

New research by Dr. Ashley Boyle of New Bolton Center’s Equine Field Service team shows that the best method for diagnosing Strangles in horses is to take samples from a horse’s guttural pouch and analyze them using a loop-mediated amplification (LAMP) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. PCR is a molecular diagnostic test to find DNA […]

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