[May 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA] – On Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30pm, Mariana Crumley, DVM, will present a special lecture, Down for the Count: The Science and Art of General Anesthesia in Horses, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics the first Tuesday of the month. The lectures take place in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

Dr. Crumley will discuss the details of equine general anesthesia, including the basic components of anesthesia, the goals when anesthetizing a horse, how to ensure a horse is pain free during anesthesia, and the necessary steps to protect the safety of both patients and personnel. In addition, Dr. Crumley will share information about equine general anesthesia at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, highlighting 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.

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. The series will be on hiatus in July and August, but will resume the first Tuesday of September.

Penn Vet is one of the world’s premier veterinary schools and is the only school in Pennsylvania graduating veterinarians. Founded in 1884, the school was built on the concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the school serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients at its two campuses, from companion animals to horses to farm animals.

In Philadelphia, on Penn’s campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Ryan Hospital) for companion animals; classrooms; research laboratories; and the School’s administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, PA, includes the George D. Widener Veterinary Hospital for large animals; diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry; and research facilities to determine new treatment and diagnostic measures for large-animal diseases. For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.