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      Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Horses is Difficult

      Most horses in the Mid-Atlantic region show evidence of exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The vast majority of those exposed horses do not develop clinical signs of disease. However, a small number of infected horses will develop disease of the nervous system, termed Lyme Neuroborreliosis.

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      A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

      Dr. Emilie Setlakwe, who has just completed her three-year residency in Internal Medicine at New Bolton Center, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in her First Tuesday Lecture, “Tales from the NICU.”

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      Penn Vet Grads on Forbes "30 Under 30" List

      Lisa Gretebeck, 26, Penn Vet Class of 2015, and Dr. Nikki Wright, 28, Penn Vet Class of 2014, have been named to Forbes’ prestigious"30 Under 30" list for 2015, in the healthcare category. Gretebeck and Wright are recognized for cofounding Pou Sante: Amar Haiti, which provides sustainable animal husbandry training and resources to impoverished families living in rural Haiti.

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      2015 Student Inspiration Award Winners

      Launched in 2008, the award is presented annually to Penn Vet students who demonstrate the potential to significantly advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine and expand the profession’s impact on the well being of animals and society.

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      The Stars Align for Skye

      She was the first dog Hans Stedman saw when he entered the Montgomery County SPCA. The six-month-old German Shepherd was surrounded by potential adopters. Realizing the puppy was in high demand, Stedman immediately filled out an adoption application and enjoyed some one-on-one playtime with Skye.

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      Ellen Lapuck -- Veterinarians Without Borders

      Ellen Lapuck, V'18, recounts her summer experience working with Veterinarians Without Borders.

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      Double Trouble: Rare Twin Foals Saved at New Bolton Center

      Just this one night, after checking each night for two weeks, the exhausted high school teacher did not make the quarter-mile walk to check on her pregnant mare. Of course, this was the night she foaled.

    • Gallagher Hush Puppy Story
      'Hush-Puppy' device rewards dogs for quiet time

      For many dog owners, incessant barking is the bane of their existence. Some resort to using “shock collars” that deliver a jolt when their animal barks. The brainchild of Penn Vet student Lindsay Gallagher, however, may one day help pet lovers quiet their pets using positive reinforcement in the form of food rewards.

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      Ivy League Pigs: Heritage Breeds Shine in Penn Vet Swine Research

      Several reddish-brown sows mingle with their pink companions at Penn Vet’s Swine Teaching and Research Center. The Tamworths are growing up and becoming part of the herd. 

    • Helping Pets, Helping People

      Philadelphia is one of the core locations for the Pets for Life program, an initiative of the Humane Society of the United States that provides free spay/neuter and wellness care for pets in under-served communities. Penn Vet has partnered with the program since 2013, an arrangement that enhances the education of veterinary students while providing animals with the care they need, but that their owners may not be able to afford.

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      Denali - Treating Canine Cancer Without Amputation

      Denali, a 10-year-old Spinone, was the first dog to enroll in Dr. Nicola Mason’s clinical trial for dogs with osteosarcoma who had not undergone amputation. Read Denali's story...

    • Avian Influenza

      Avian influenza,a respiratory disease that affects many birds, including poultry, has been detected in the United States.

      Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) recently has been detected in commercial poultry, backyard poultry flocks, and wild birds in several states.

      No human infections have yet been reported in relation to this latest outbreak. Generally, human infections with avian influenza viruses are rare, and most often occur after people are in direct or close contact with an infected bird. Biosecurity is key in protecting flocks.

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      One Health - Penn Vet’s Collection of 50,000 Salmonella Strains

      The 50,000 glass vials locked away in a building on Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center campus hold the keys to new research into Salmonella, the number-one cause of foodborne illness in the United States.  Read this story...

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      Fit to Work: A Police Dog's Story of Recovery

      Ever since Rocky and Jenkintown Police Sergeant Richard Tucker were paired as working K9 and handler, Sergeant Tucker knew he could rely on his dog completely. But when Rocky became critically ill, Sergeant Tucker realized just how deep his bond was with his dog.

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      Hi-Yo, Silver

      Silver must wear a mask, just like his owner, the man who calls himself the Lone Ranger.

      Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the eye, the Tennessee Walking Horse has undergone surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to remove multiple cancerous lesions.

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      Chip, the Bearded Dragon

      Julie Harris’ family has a variety of household pets – a dog named Jaxx, two cats named Army and Navy, and a two-year-old female bearded dragon named Chip.

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      Clydesdale's Big Heart Skips More Than a Beat

      Leading the team of majestic Clydesdales is Windsor, a special member of the eight-horse team that pulls a historic wagon for the Hallamore Corporation. So when he wasn’t himself, not pulling his weight, backing out of the harness, farm manager Ned Niemiec worried about Windsor’s heart.

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      Care from the Heart for the Heart

      The first pacemaker was placed in a dog in 1967, right here at Penn Vet, by veterinary cardiologist Dr. James Buchanan. Almost 50 years later in the same hospital, this procedure saved the life of a 10-year-old Boxer named Jake.

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      Profile: Catherine Nunnery, DVM

      Meet Catherine Nunnery, DVM, New Bolton Center’s Large Animal Ophthalmologist. Dr. Nunnery came to New Bolton Center in September from a private practice in Maryland.

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      About Equine Blood Transfusion Crossmatching

      New Bolton Center’s Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston conducted two separate studies on blood transfusions in horses.