Philly Mounties Head to Penn Vet to Increase Their Understanding of Horse Health
Monday, February 14, 2011
[February 9, 2011; Kennett Square, PA] – Officers Ed Holmes and Jane Rash are itching to get into the saddle. The two are Philadelphia Police Officers, and will be part of the city’s newly reinstated Mounted Police Unit. While they will continue to keep two feet on the ground until the mounted unit is up and running, they are preparing for the transition by, in part, improving their understanding of health issues related to horses.
For the past few months, Holmes and Rash have been spending the first Tuesday of every month at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. 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 month, Holmes and Rash heard Maeva May DVM, board-certified in veterinary internal medicine, talk about neurologic disease in the horse, addressing everything from symptoms to diagnostic tools to potential treatments. In January, they listened as Janik Gasiorowski VMD, surgical resident at New Bolton Center, enlightened the Kennett Square crowd of close to 100 horse lovers about the new uses of stem cell therapy in the treatment of lameness. The pair plans to be on hand on March 1 as well when Elizabeth Davidson DVM, assistant professor and sports medicine clinician at New Bolton Center, board-certified in veterinary surgery, focuses on the high-speed treadmill as a diagnostic tool for the equine athlete.
A schedule of upcoming lectures can be found at http://www.vet.upenn.edu/FirstTuesdays. Though the lectures are free, seating is limited. Please RSVP to Patricia Hall at 610-925-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Visit us on-line at www.vet.upenn.edu