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New Bolton Center: Patient Stories


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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Foal Cam Colt Boone Needs, Recovers With New Bolton Center’s Care

The critical-care team that responded to the emergency knew and loved the five-month-old patient arriving at New Bolton Center on a rainy Saturday night.