Bone Scans: Nuclear Scintigraphy and Your Horse
Thursday, December 22, 2011
[December 22, 2011; Kennett Square, PA] –On Tuesday, January 3, New Bolton Center will present Bone Scans: Nuclear Scintigraphy and Your Horse. The lecture is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s 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 January 3rd lecture will be a presented in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall by Melissa MacKinnon, DVM. Dr. MacKinnon will provide an overview of nuclear scintigraphy, also known as nuclear medicine imaging, and how it is used to aid in diagnosing the cause of lameness. This imaging tool is sensitive for identifying areas of increased bone turnover such as stress fractures and osteoarthritis. Case examples of common abnormalities seen on nuclear scintigraphy will be presented. 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 colic in three dimensions (February), suspensory ligament disease (March) and what qualifies as an emergency (April).
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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