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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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MRI Proves Key To Lameness Diagnosis For Dressage Mare

While in their second dressage show together, Caitlin MacGuinness noticed that her new mount, Lagato, seemed to be a bit lame on the right front leg, but only when turned sharply to the right The farrier did her feet that week, and Legato, known as Lexi, improved. MacGuinness chalked it up to a shoeing imbalance, […]

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Did Pharoah Know He Won The Classic? Behavior Expert Says It’s Doubtful

Although American Pharoah went out a winner, ending his career with a solid victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in October, one equine behavior expert suspects the colt didn’t necessarily “know” what he had done. Dr. Sue McDonnell, certified animal behaviorist and head of the equine behavior program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of […]

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Human, Equine Doctors Team Up To Help Horse With Cancer

In the first collaboration of its kind between Penn Vet and Penn Med, clinicians used a laser treatment for humans to treat cancerous tumors in the delicate area around both eyes of a horse. Anita is a special type of Paint horse known as Medicine Hat, prized in many Native American cultures. Distinguished by their […]

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MacNamara Joins New Bolton Field Service, UPenn Faculty

Dr. Brian MacNamara, who has expertise in treating race and sport horses, has joined the Equine Field Service team at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, which provides routine and emergency health care for equine clients within a 30-mile radius of the hospital. He also has joined the Penn Vet faculty, as Assistant Professor of Equine Field Service […]

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Sensitive Ultrasound System Helping Veterinarians Identify Colic Causes

One of the biggest challenges in treating colic is the wide variance in its root causes. ‘Colic’ is a generalized term for abdominal pain, and that pain can result from something as simple as a gas bubble or as complex as a twisted intestine. Although veterinarians have a number of diagnostic tools at hand in a […]

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Study: Accurate Test For Lyme Disease In Horses Remains Elusive

Most horses in the Mid-Atlantic region show evidence of exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The vast majority of those exposed horses do not develop clinical signs of disease. However, a small number of infected horses will develop disease of the nervous system, termed Lyme Neuroborreliosis. Diagnosis of equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis […]

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New Bolton Announces New High-Resolution MRI Serivce

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center now offers a new MRI system designed specifically for obtaining high-quality images in horses. The O-Scan is a high-resolution MRI system for diagnostic imaging using a low-field magnet. The MRI is capable of imaging extremities, from the foot to the hock (tarsus) or knee (carpus). The system, manufactured by Esaote, […]

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