UPenn Researchers Embark On Study Examining Interaction Between Lasix And Bisphosphonates

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) have announced the launch of a novel study exploring possible effects resulting from the combined use of furosemide, commonly known as Lasix, and bisphosphonates in equine athletes. Led by Dr. Mary Robinson, assistant professor of veterinary pharmacology and director of the Equine Pharmacology Laboratory at Penn Vet’s New […]

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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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UPenn’s Semi-Wild Pony Herd Helps Domestic Equines

Dr. Sue McDonnell, a board-certified applied animal behaviorist and founding head of the Equine Behavior Program and Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, established a semi-feral pony herd at UPenn’s New Bolton Center 25 years ago. Kept on 50 acres, the ponies are not handled, and breed and socialize as […]

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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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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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