New Bolton Center Free Lecture on Botulism and Your Horse
Monday, September 19, 2011
[September 12, 2011; Kennett Square, PA] –On Tuesday, October 4 New Bolton Center will present BoTox: Good for your wrinkles, not good for your horse. The lecture on botulism is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.
The October 4th lecture will be a presented in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall by Ray Sweeney, VMD, DACVIM, professor and chief of the Section of Medicine at New Bolton Center.
The presentation will include information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of botulism in horses. Botulism, caused by one of the most potent toxins known to man, is a severe, often fatal neuromuscular disease of horses. “It is costly to treat,” says Dr. Sweeney, “and simple to prevent.”
The First Tuesday Lecture Series offers faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center an opportunity to share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region. Upcoming lecture topics include managing the high-risk pregnancy (November), ultrasound exams (December), and nuclear scintigraphy (January).
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 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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