New Bolton Center Free Lecture Focuses on Causes of Collapse in the Horse
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 6:30-7:30 PM
[November 14, 2011; Kennett Square, PA] –On Tuesday, December 6, New Bolton Center will present The collapsing horse…when it’s the heart and when it’s not. The lecture 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 December 6th lecture will be presented in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall by JoAnn Slack, DVM, DACVIM, assistant professor of cardiology and ultrasound in the Section of Sports Medicine at New Bolton Center.
Dr. Slack’s presentation will include an overview of cardiovascular causes of collapse, including those resulting in sudden death, as well as other potential causes of collapse such as sleep deprivation. “A horse that collapses may seriously injure himself and his rider or driver. When the collapse occurs in a public venue, perception of the sport by the general public may be negatively impacted. Determining the cause of the collapse requires a systematic examination of likely causes.”
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 nuclear scintigraphy (January), colic in three dimensions (February) and suspensory ligament disease (March).
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 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.
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