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New Bolton Center Lifts Equine Quarantine, Resumes Normal Operations

By Martin Hackett; Hannah Kleckner Published: Feb 7, 2018

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Martin J. Hackett, Communications Director, 215.898.1475, mhackett@vet.upenn.edu; Hannah Kleckner, Communications Specialist, 610.925.6241, hkleck@vet.upenn.edu

For Immediate Release

New Bolton Center Lifts Equine Quarantine, Resumes Normal Operations

[February 7, 2018, Kennett Square, PA] – The official quarantines imposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on two barns at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, have been lifted effective Saturday, February 3, 2018.

A self-imposed quarantine, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, remains in effect on three horses that previously tested positive for EHV-1. These horses have remained stalled in an on-site isolation facility with dedicated staff that are entirely separate from personnel handling other horses.  Quarantine revocation testing for these three animals will begin Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

New Bolton Center has resumed normal operations and is currently admitting all equine elective and emergency patients with minimal restrictions. Additionally, all elective and emergency camelid cases are being admitted.

All cows, goats, sheep, or pig patients continue to be admitted to the hospital. Field Service operations remain unaffected and the Center will continue to receive appointments for non-equine animals. Reproductive services at the Hofmann Center are fully operational.

 

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.

Media Contacts

Martin Hackett
Director of Communications and Marketing
mhackett@vet.upenn.edu
215-898-1475

Hannah Kleckner
Associate Director, New Bolton Center
hkleck@vet.upenn.edu
610-925-6241

John Donges
Communications Coordinator
jdonges@vet.upenn.edu
215-898-4234