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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. 

       

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      New Bolton’s Moran Critical Care Center Helps Prevent Spread of Contagious Diseases

      The most critically ill horses at New Bolton Center are those with gastrointestinal conditions or contagious diseases. Our James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center, which opened five years ago, is designed specifically for these patients.

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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.

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      '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.