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Gifts in Action


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Field Service Team Solves Post-Foaling Emergency

The flashy Gypsy Vanner mare foaled when no one was watching, but all seemed well, the colt still wet when the barn crew arrived just after dawn. Soon he was up and nursing.

Farrah

Finding Farrah a Forever Home

Farrah, a six-year-old German Shepherd mix, was brought to the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals in March of 2012 as a stray. She was named after Ms. Fawcett for her charming good looks.

While at the shelter, Farrah exhibited repeated behaviors such as barking, jumping, spinning, and tail biting, making her an excellent candidate for a new partnership between Francisvale and the Animal Behavior Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital.

Lexi

MRI the Key to Diagnosing Lexi's Lameness

While in their second dressage show together, Caitlin MacGuinness noticed that her new mount, Lagato, seemed to be a bit lame on the right front leg, but only when turned sharply to the right.

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Goat SOS: Navy Mascot Needs New Bolton Center

On a warm September evening, a dozen members of the U.S. Naval Academy leadership, including the Commandant of Midshipmen, were gathered on an expansive lawn, anticipating the arrival of the guests of honor. Those guests? A pair of young goats, Bill 35 and Bill 36, the new mascots for the Academy football team.

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Leptospirosis: Cause for Concern

Pan was glowing in the dark. He was so jaundiced, it looked like someone had scrubbed him with iodine and forgotten to wash it off. His eyes, face, and ears were yellow.

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Dr. Liz Bales

When she graduated in 2000 with a concentration in Equine Medicine, she had no idea that 16 years later she would be the founder and CEO of a start-up company striving to fulfill the environmental enrichment needs of indoor cats. 

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Dr. Jeglum

K. Ann Jeglum V’77, Diplomate ACVIM, Oncology-Adjunct Associate Professor, The Wistar Institute, received the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year - AKC Canine Health Foundation Special Industry Award presented at the 61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards event.

Lewis

500 Days and Counting

Lewis, an eight-year-old Golden Retriever, qualified for the prestigious 2013 Master National hunt test in Kansas. As part of his final preparation, Lewis ran the first series of a master hunt test before the competition as a confidence builder. He nailed it.

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Golden Girl

Getting old is hard to do, especially if you are a homeless 10-year-old mutt with health problems.

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Dentistry That Makes a Difference

Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera’s unexpected path leads to inspiring outcomes.

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Dr. Kendra Bence and Team Piece Together Signaling Pathway Leading to Obesity

As scientists probe the molecular underpinnings of why some people are prone to obesity and some to leanness, they are discovering that weight maintenance is more complicated than the old “calories in, calories out” adage.

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Determination Leads to Dual Certification

Board certified in both neurology and large animal internal medicine, Penn Vet’s Amy Johnson is in demand at New Bolton Center.

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Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer Named Medical Director of New Bolton Center

Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, the new Medical Director of New Bolton Center, brings the art of multi-tasking to a new level. For her, managing many challenges simultaneously, and successfully, is a signature characteristic.

 

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New Bolton Center Researchers Study Effect of Equine Microbiome on Colic

The role of the equine microbiome in colic is the focus of new research at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

Researchers are analyzing microbiome data from horses undergoing surgery, comparing horses given antimicrobials to horses that were not given antimicrobials. Preliminary data shows antimicrobials have a significant effect on the equine microbiome.


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Giant Donkey with Laminitis Saved by Sling and Surgery

With great sadness, Susan Yates walked out of the barn and headed to the house to call the vet. It was time to put down the big donkey she had just adopted five days earlier.

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Experienced Nursing Care Key to Healing, Handling

Constant care by experienced, skilled, attentive veterinary technicians can make all the difference in how well an animal heals, especially in the most critical cases.

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Pig Injured by Hunting Arrow Saved by Surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center

Veterinarians at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center performed emergency surgery on a 500-pound pig found at a Chester County animal sanctuary with a hunting arrow embedded in its chest.

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New Bolton Center’s New Dynamic Endoscope Key to Diagnosing Upper Airway Problems in Horses

The athletic Thoroughbred gelding might have had a slight “roar” to his breathing when event rider Lara Geiger purchased Benji four years ago; but if it was there, it was hardly noticeable.

 

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Lucky Lucy

Dr. Vikram Arora, chief resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple Medicine, was on his way home after a long shift when he noticed a little white dog scurrying across North Broad Street. 

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The Horse Who Jumped Over Anything

The racetrack was not the place for this sweet Thoroughbred gelding, fighting to come in second-to-last in his best race. Flying over open hills and jumps, that’s what this athlete was clearly born to do.