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    • Silver
      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.

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      New Bolton Center Saves Champion's Legacy

      The news was shocking, and devastating. A champion Paso Fino stallion in his prime suffered catastrophic heart failure and could not be saved.

    • The Nearly Lethal Lily

      It was one lick of a lily that set in motion Elvis’ roller coaster ride.

      For Valentine’s Day, Bob Armstrong bought a lovely bouquet of flowers for his wife, Paula. Among the beautiful blooms were a handful of lilies. What Bob and Paula didn’t know is that lilies are highly toxic to cats. After merely licking one of the lilies, Elvis fell ill.

    • Holden Finds Hope at Ryan Hospital

      Anthony Cirado took a break from unpacking to run a quick errand near his new home in Voorhees, NJ. During that 30 minutes, his four-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, Holden, decided to explore the boxes in the bathroom. Unfortunately, the item that appealed most to Holden was a large bottle of Ibuprofen.

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      Penn Focus: Visit Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital

      Walk through the doors of Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital and it becomes immediately clear this is no ordinary place. The hospital is open 24/7, handles more than 31,000 patient visits a year, and staffs nearly 400 veterinary professionals.

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      Field Service Vet Brings Own Horse to New Bolton Center

      When field service veterinarian Dr. Liz Arbittier saw her horse, Ephraim, stagger unexpectedly out of his stall, she brought him to New Bolton Center at the first opportunity.

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      Success After Surgery: Pen Vet Patient Qualifies for Prestigious Race

      Watching Thoroughbred Hardest Core power past his champion competitors to win a million-dollar race is thrilling, but even more so considering that he underwent emergency life-saving surgery just eight months earlier.

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      Thoroughbred Undergoing Cancer Treatment Competes at Devon Horse Show

      One of the competitors at the Devon Horse Show this year was an unlikely Thoroughbred champion currently undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

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      Lameness 911: Police Horse Treated by New Bolton Center

      Liam, a 13-year-old Draft horse cross, is one of four horses in the Lancaster City Mounted Police Unit. He did not respond to immediate treatment prescribed by his local veterinarian, so he was referred to Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

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      Penn Vet’s Research Defines Botulism Survival Rates in Adult Horses

      Veterinarians at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center have completed important research on botulism in horses, showing that adult horses that maintain the ability to stand on their own have a much better rate of survival in a hospital setting than those that lose the ability to stand.

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      Zebra Regrows Hoof at New Bolton Center

      The combination of a custom prosthetic hoof, bold surgical techniques, and seven months of round-the-clock care at New Bolton Center made it possible for a unique patient to regrow an entire hoof.

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      New Bolton Center Surgical Technique Prevents Recurrence of Colic

      New research shows that a minimally invasive surgical technique developed at New Bolton Center for horses prevents the recurrence of colic caused by entrapment of the large colon.

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      Children's Hospital Nurse Bridges Animal and Human Medicine

      Caring for foals is remarkably similar to caring for babies, if you are an operating room nurse. So Laura Ramspacher discovered when she became a “foal sitter” at New Bolton Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

    • Aged Appaloosa Saved by New Bolton Center Research Study

      Fire, an aging Appaloosa stallion, gets a new lease on life after enrollment in New Bolton Center study on fertility.

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      Bocelli Gets His Voice Back: Quick Thinking Saves Parrot’s Life

      Under pressure to save a life, veterinarians at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital found a creative solution that not only gave an African grey parrot a second chance, but also had him on his feet and talking again within a day.