Free Lecture Addresses Management Practices to Minimize the Risk of Laminitis
Thursday, July 15, 2010
First Tuesdays Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center continues with a presentation by its Senior Researcher of laminitis- Tuesday August 3rd, 6:30-7:30 PM
[July 14, 2010; Kennett Square, PA] –At the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center, the First Tuesdays Lecture Series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.
On August 3rd, Hannah Galantino-Homer, VMD, PhD, DACT, will present Feeding, fat and founder: the link between laminitis, diet and body condition. Dr. Galatino-Homer, a graduate of Penn Vet, is Senior Research Investigator at the Laminitis Research Institute, located at New Bolton Center. Laminitis is debilitating and painful condition of the hoof, sometimes triggered by a metabolic imbalance resulting from diet, genetics, or endocrine disease. Dr. Galatino-Homer will bring to light management practices and therapies that caregivers and their veterinarians can use to minimize the risk of laminitis in their horses.
On September 3, Chief of Farrier Services Patrick Reilly will discuss hoof balance and performance. Future First Tuesday Lectures include equine respiratory disease, colic, fracture stability in the field and issues of the eyes. The series of one hour lectures covers a wide range of veterinary subjects, each one of relevance to the horse owner and caregiver. All will be presented by New Bolton clinicians with expertise in the subject.
For a complete list of scheduled lectures visit 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.
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
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