[February 9, 2011; Kennett Square, PA] – University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center announces the schedule for the First Tuesday Lecture Series through September 2011. The large animal campus of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center hosts an ongoing series of lectures on topics of interest to horse owners and care givers. Free and open to the public, the lectures take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.
“This has been a thrilling endeavor,” says Rose Nolen-Walston DVM, organizer of the series. “We started the lecture series about a year ago, as a way to share our knowledge with the local community. When we started, we didn’t know if we would have enough lectures to fill six months, or if people would even attend. Now the room is filled month after month, and the wonderful faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center enthusiastically offer to participate.” Dr. Nolen-Walston says that New Bolton Center hopes to make the presentations available on Penn Vet’s website in the near future.
The series of one hour lectures covers a wide range of veterinary subjects, each one of relevance to the horse owner and caregiver. All are presented by New Bolton clinicians with expertise in the subject. The schedule through September, 2011 is:
April 5. Wounds: Care on the farm and at the hospital. Megan Smith DVM, Ambulatory Medicine and David Levine DVM, Lecturer, Large Animal Surgery
May 3. You think it’s colic but it’s not. Barbara Dallap DVM, Associate Professor, Emergency and Critical Care
June 7. Get the home field advantage! Advanced equine home care for your horse. James Orsini DVM, Associate Professor, Large Animal Surgery
July 5. Prepurchase examinations: the role of the veterinarian. Midge Leitch VMD, Sports Medicine
August 2. Strangles: prevention and treatment in your horse. Ashley Boyle DVM, Assistant Professor, Field Service
September 6. Lyme, Potomac Horse Fever and Anaplasmosis: what horse owners should know about Rickettsial Disease. William Gilsenan VMD, Resident, Internal Medicine
The schedule is subject to change. For a complete and updated schedule go to http://www.vet.upenn.edu/FirstTuesdays. Though the lectures are free, seating is limited. Please RSVP to Patricia Hall at 610-925-6500 or email@example.com.