Dr. Dean Richardson Speaks About New Techniques in Fracture Repair
Monday, August 13, 2012
The free lecture is part of Penn Vet’s First Tuesday Lecture Series Tuesday, September 4, 6:30-7:30 PM
[August 13, 2012; Kennett Square, PA] –On Tuesday, September 4, New Bolton Center will present New techniques in equine fracture repair. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays 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 September 4th lecture will be a presented in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall by Dean W. Richardson, DVM, and chief of large animal surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. “Fracture repair in horses continues to advance,” says Dr. Richardson. “Screws, plates, pins and all kinds of implants have been used in horses for decades. The technology is constantly evolving as are the specific techniques for applying these devices. Today, the majority of fractures that used to be repaired with large incisions are repaired using sophisticated preoperative and intraoperative imaging and tiny incisions. We also have newer implants that provide much greater strength and stability for repair in our equine patients.” Dr. Richardson will present cases demonstrating the state of the art in equine fracture repair.
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 airway surgery (October), headshaking syndrome (November) and the critically ill foal (December).
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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