[February 19, 2014; Kennett Square, PA] – On Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m., Michelle Abraham, BVMS, will discuss what to expect in a normal foal and how to recognize illness and diseases, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

Penn Vet, New Bolton Center, foalThe 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.

This is a wonderful time of year when foals are born. But when pregnancy and foaling don’t go as expected, this can be a worrisome and difficult time for horse owners. Foals can be susceptible to many illnesses, and recognizing the first signs of disease can be vital to successful treatment and care. Dr. Abraham will detail what to expect in a normal foal, how to recognize illnesses, and explain diseases that can affect young foals.

Dr. Abraham, a Resident in Large Animal Internal Medicine at New Bolton Center, specializes in Neonatolotgy and Perinatology. She is conducting research in fetal monitoring, abdominal ultrasound of foals, and colic in foals.

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 – 4,100 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.