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Robotics-Controlled Imaging System Focus of May 3 New Bolton Center First Tuesday Lecture

By Louisa Shepard Published: Apr 15, 2016

[April 15, 2016; Kennett Square, PA] – The robotics-controlled imaging system, EQUIMAGINE™, newly installed at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, will be the focus of a discussion by clinicians on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.
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The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics on the first Tuesday of selected months. 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.

Speakers will include Dr. Dean Richardson, New Bolton Center Chief of Large Animal Surgery; Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, New Bolton Center Medical Director and Emergency and Critical Care specialist; and Dr. Tom Schaer, Director of Penn Vet’s Preclinical Service Core & Translation in Orthopedic Surgery.

The lecture will highlight the unique capabilities of the EQUIMAGINE™ system, by Four Dimensional Digital Imaging (4DDI), to capture diagnostic images in the standing horse. The clinicians will explain the role Penn Vet experts are playing in developing the large animal application of this technology in collaboration with 4DDI.

They will discuss the acquisition and installation of the system at New Bolton Center, the expected clinical applications, and the possibilities for research that will have an impact on human and animal medicine.

The final lecture in the Spring First Tuesday series will be on June 7, when Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer will present “Medical Director Q&A: What’s New at New Bolton?”

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series
The First Tuesday Lectures are presented September through December, and March through June. During the 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

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first 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, handling nearly 35,000 patient visits 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. The hospital handles nearly 4,900 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

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