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Drs. Liz Arbittier, Jessica Morgan to Discuss Equine Lameness During October New Bolton Center First Tuesday Lecture

By: Louisa Shepard Date: Sep 16, 2016

[September 19, 2016; Kennett Square, PA] – Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan, experts in sports medicine, will discuss evaluating and diagnosing lameness as part of New Bolton Center’s First Tuesday Lecture series.

The fun and interactive presentation, “Sports Medicine: Try Your Hand at Diagnosing Lameness,” will take place on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. at New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA. The lecture, in Alumni Hall, is free and open to the public.

Arbittier, staff veterinarian on the Equine Field Service at New Bolton Center, specializes in pre-purchase examinations, assisting sport horse owners throughout the region. Morgan is a third-year Resident in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Recognizing lameness is a crucial skill for any horse owner, and is a skill that takes a lot of practice to develop. Some people can hear a lameness, some can feel a lameness, and some can see that a horse isn’t quite right, but they aren’t sure which leg is hurting.

Arbittier and Morgan Jessica Morganwill discuss the steps they use to evaluate and diagnose lameness, and provide some “tricks of the trade” to improve the skills of horse owners to identify lameness. The lecture will include videos of lame horses and audience participation through polling using smartphones.

Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at


Fall First Tuesday Lectures:

November 1: Dr. Kathryn Wulster “3-D Printing in Veterinary Medicine”

December 6: Dr. Kyla Ortved “Regenerative Medicine: Can We Help Our Horses Heal?”

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series
The First Tuesday Lectures, free and open to the public, are presented September through December, and March through June. During the series, faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center share current information on equine topics of interest to horse owners and caregivers. 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

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 more than 34,600 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 more than 6,200 patient visits a year, while our Field Services have gone out on more than 5,500 farm service calls, treating some 18,700 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.