Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26
[February 9, 2011; Kennett Square, PA] – On Friday, February 25, veterinarians from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will offer a full day of presentations at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA. The lectures and discussions cover a broad range of veterinary topics of interest to all horse owners. The schedule is as follows:
10:15-11:00 a.m.:Ashley Boyle, DVM, board-certified in veterinary internal medicine and assistant professor at New Bolton Center, reviews recommended horse vaccines and vaccination scheduling as well as a brief summary of the diseases for which veterinarians vaccinate.
11:00 a.m.- 12 noon: presentation by Janik Gasiorowski, VMD, surgical resident at New Bolton Center, focuses on the clinical use of stem cells in the equine population and current investigations for future applications.
12 noon-1:00 p.m.: Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, assistant professor and sports medicine clinician at New Bolton Center, board-certified in veterinary surgery, discusses injuries, diagnostics and treatments of particular concern to sport horses.
1:00- 2:00 p.m.: Jennifer Read, DVM and resident in large animal internal medicine at New Bolton Center presents information on equine respiratory disease, including common diseases of the lower airways and lungs.
2:00-3:00 p.m.: Maeva May, DVM, lecturer and internal medicine clinician at New Bolton Center, covers the basics of recognizing and distinguishing neurologic disease from other causes of gait abnormalities.
3:00-4:00 p.m.: Kirsten Wegner, DVM, assistant professor at New Bolton Center and board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist, offers insight into the field of anesthesia and pain management in horses.
4:00-5:00 p.m.: Mary Utter, DVM, PhD, assistant professor and board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, talks about injuries, diseases and treatments involving the equine eye.
5:00-6:00 p.m.: Janet Johnston, DVM, board-certified in surgery and internal medicine, and an emergency critical care veterinarian at New Bolton Center, discusses the number-one equine emergency, colic.
On Saturday, February 26, 11:00 am to 12 noon, a presentation by Dirk Vanderwall, DVM, PhD, an associate professor at New Bolton Center board-certified in theriogenology, introduces the audience to high-tech procedures available in horse breeding.
University of Pennsylvania’s George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at New Bolton Center has one of the largest caseloads of any academic large animal hospital in the country. Members of Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center faculty are regularly invited to share their expertise internationally.
All presentations will take place in Seminar Hall B. The schedule is subject to change. The Horse World Expo runs from February 24 through February 27. For more information about the Expo and for updated schedules, visit www.horseworldexpo.com.