[March 20, 2014; Kennett Square, PA] – On Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m., Laura Johnstone, BVSc, MVSc, will discuss neurologic diseases in the horse as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

The nervous system is an intricate and complex network of pathways that are continually informing, adjusting, and sending orders. The importance of the neurologic system is highlighted by the debilitation caused by neurologic diseases.

Dr. Johnstone is a Resident in Internal Medicine at New Bolton Center, has an interest in neurology. Her presentation will focus on equine neurologic diseases, which can range from a drooping eyelid, to a change in personality, to an inability to stand. Dr. Johnstone will present several cases, asking the question: What’s your diagnosis?

The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics the first Tuesday of each month. The lectures take place in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series

During the First Tuesday Lecture Series, faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region. Many of the lectures highlight the advanced techniques performed by Penn Vet’s team of leading clinicians and the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities available to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, seeing nearly 33,000 patients a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals, treating 33,000 patients each year – 4,000 in the hospital and 29,000 at farms through the Field Service. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.