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New Bolton Center to Hold Special Event on December 15 About Foaling

By Louisa Shepard Published: Nov 4, 2015

[November 04, 2015; Kennett Square, PA] – New Bolton Center experts in veterinary emergency and critical care, neonatal intensive care, and reproduction will speak about equine dystocia, care of a sick foal, and post-partum mare management, during a special evening program focused on foaling.

The event will be held on Tuesday, December 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Alumni Hall at New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA. Light refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. New Bolton Center NICU foal

The program is designed for referring veterinarians and managers of horse breeding operations, but is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. Please contact Emily Daignault-Salvaggio at ewd@vet.upenn.edu or 610-925-6111.

Barbara Dallap Schaer, VMD, DACVS, DACVECC, Medical Director of New Bolton Center and an Emergency and Critical Care specialist, will discuss equine dystocia (abnormal foaling), including indications for referral, methods to maximize foal survival, and protocols for dystocia management at New Bolton Center.

Michelle Linton, BSc BVMS, DACVIM-LAIM, Fellow in Emergency/Critical Care and Internal Medicine, will discuss optimizing foal care on the farm, indications for referral to New Bolton Center, and unique services provided by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

Patricia Sertich, VMD, MS, DACT, Associate Professor of Reproduction, will outline post-partum mare management with a focus on the fetal membrane evaluations. Additionally, Dr. Sertich will address the care a mare receives when she is referred to New Bolton Center accompanying a sick foal.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

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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