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Worrisome Wobbling: a Presentation on the Neurologic Horse by Dr. Amy Johnson

By Sally Silverman Published: Feb 18, 2013
"The free lecture is part of Penn Vet’s First Tuesday Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 PM


[February 18, 2013; Kennett Square, PA] –On Tuesday, March 5, Penn Vet will present Worrisome Wobbling: What to do for the Neurologic Horse. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.

The March 5 lecture will be presented in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall by Amy Johnson, DVM. Dr. Johnson is one of only a handful of veterinarians in the world board-certified in both large animal internal medicine and neurology. She is an assistant professor of medicine and neurology at Penn Vet.

The presentation will focus on typical signs of disorders in the nervous system of the horse and what owners should do if they think their horse might be neurologic. “I will be sharing several case studies,” said Dr. Johnson, “and discussing the types of diagnostic tests that we perform on neurologic patients at New Bolton Center. Simply treating the horse for EPM may not always be the right thing to do, and I will talk about why.”

The First Tuesday Lecture Series offers faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center an opportunity to share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region.  Upcoming lecture topics include drug research and testing (April) and The Penn Vet Podologic Museum (May).

For a complete list of scheduled lectures visit http://www.vet.upenn.edu/FirstTuesdays.

Though the lectures are free, seating is limited. Please RSVP to beltb@vet.upenn.edu.
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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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