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New Bolton Center November First Tuesday Lecture to Focus on Synovial Joints in Horses

By Louisa Shepard Published: Oct 26, 2015

[October 21, 2015; Kennett Square, PA] – On Tuesday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Carrie Jacobs, Surgery Resident, will discuss synovial structures in horses during her talk, “Synovial Joint Infections: What You Need To Know.” The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics on the first Tuesday of selected months. The lectures take place in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

Synovial structures include joints, tendon sheaths, and bursae, which are important to the normal everyday function of the equine musculoskeletal system. During her lecture, Jacobs will first discuss these structures, where they are located, and why they are important in horses. She will then explain how these structures can become contaminated, infected, and how this eventually leads to severe, life-threatening lameness. Finally she will focus on the treatments and prognosis for infected synovial structures.

Originally from Michigan, Jacobs started riding and showing horses as a teenager. She earned both her BS degree in Zoology and her DVM degree from Michigan State University. Her interest in equine surgery grew started while she was in veterinary school and continued into her internship. Jacobs completed the one-year internship in large-animal surgery, internal medicine, and emergency/critical care at New Bolton Center in 2012-2013. She is currently in her third year of a three-year residency in large-animal surgery.

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series

The First Tuesday Lectures are presented September through December, and March through June. During the series, faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region. Many of the lectures highlight the advanced techniques performed by Penn Vet’s team of leading clinicians and the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities available to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet's large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles more than 4,000 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats nearly 37,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center's campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 31,000 patient visits a year. 

About Penn Vet

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling nearly 35,000 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles nearly 4,900 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

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