Kennett Square, PACare for horses & livestock/farm animals
Philadelphia, PACare for cats, dogs & other domestic/companion animals
When I tell my friends and family members what I would like to do when I graduate from Penn Vet, oftentimes I am met with the question, “Don’t you want to be a real vet?”
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.
Getting old is hard to do, especially if you are a homeless 10-year-old mutt with health problems.
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.
Trying to pinpoint a mare’s foaling date is challenging because the mare’s gestation period is one of the most variable, stretching from 10 ½ to 13 months. The average gestation is about 11 months. What happens when the big day comes? And what should you be looking for?
I was so relieved when animal control officers picked me up. My nose was bleeding and I felt really sick. I wasn’t getting any better at the ACCT shelter, and the vets suspected that I had ingested rat poison.
Midnight was surrendered to ACCT because her owners could not afford to care for her when she became ill. Midnight tested positive for parvovirus at the shelter and was subsequently admitted to Ryan Hospital.
I was only five months old when my brothers and I were surrendered to the Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT) of Philadelphia.
Along with my brother, Diver, I came to Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital because I was having seizures and vomiting after my vaccinations.
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.