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New Bolton Center Resumes Normal Operations

The official quarantines imposed by the PA Department of Agriculture on two barns at Penn's New Bolton Center have been lifted effective February 3, 2018.

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Spirited Chevy Keeps Her Sight

Thoroughbred mare Set Chivalry, known to all who love her as Chevy, is a large personality. “She’s so smart and has such a spicy attitude,” said owner Susan Lax of the 21-year-old retired dressage horse. “She’s just really the apple of my eye and so exhilarating to ride. I have had her since she was four, and she is a member of our family. I would do whatever is necessary to keep her healthy.”

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Cloudy to Clear: Cataract Surgery Gives Diabetic Puppy New Sight

Like many puppies, Tucker loves a good chase. But the 9-month-old chocolate Labrador wasn’t always able to see a squirrel dart across his path or a ball thrown in his direction. Until recently, cataracts caused by juvenile onset diabetes limited the puppy’s vision in both eyes.

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New Bolton Can Admit Limited Types of Patients

New Bolton Center is admitting a limited number of patients whose management can be readily restricted to non-quarantined areas on the New Bolton Center campus.

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Update Regarding Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) Quarantine at New Bolton Center

The University of Pennsylvania’s large animal hospital, New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, continues to work with state authorities to respond to the EHV-1 situation identified on January 16, 2018.

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Statement Regarding Equine Quarantine at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center

The University of Pennsylvania’s large animal hospital, New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is under a self-imposed equine quarantine for Equine Herpes Myeloencephalitis (EHM). New Bolton Center has canceled all elective, equine appointments pending further instructions from the regional state veterinarian. 

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Penn Vet Puts Service into Action

Penn Vet will host a free dog and cat vaccination and wellness clinic from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, January 15th at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital at 3900 Spruce Street. The wellness clinic reflects the School’s commitment to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

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Foal Meets World – Tackling a True Equine Emergency

It’s been 11 months in the making. Your mare has been carefully bred, appropriately vaccinated, and closely monitored. As her due date approaches, anticipation of the new arrival begins to soar, with a twinge of anxiousness closing in.

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Itchy Izzu

At age seven, Izzu had already been an itchy dog for a few years. His chronic skin disease had been treated with antibiotics, antifungals, and steroids. He was frequently bathed with an anti-microbial shampoo. He was even placed on multiple diet trials to determine if he suffered from a food allergy.

 

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Rocky's Jaw

When Rocky, was only one year old, he got into a scuffle with a colt and was kicked in the head. When taken to the local vet, he was diagnosed with a dislocated jaw and it was reset. But as the days passed, it was clear something else was wrong.

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Tough Girl Genes

Dr. Mike Chovanes’s phone rang, piercing through the quiet morning. It was 6:15 am. The 1980 Penn Vet alumnus answered, his stomach twisting at the news trickling from the other end of the line. His homebred two-year-old Thoroughbred filly, Bucks Some, was down and unable to rise, trapped in her stall.

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Dingus Revisited - Comprehensive Cancer Care at Ryan Hospital

Dingus, a 17-year-old cat, was already being treated at Ryan Hospital for small cell gastrointestinal (GI) lymphoma. Diagnosed in November 2016, he had responded well to medication, but through the following summer Dingus was slowly losing weight. He came back to Ryan for an examination where an abdominal ultrasound showed his intestinal tract was normal, but revealed something else.

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Dr. Kathryn Wulster to Present Advanced Imaging Innovations During Free First Tuesday Lecture

One year after the EQUIMAGINE™  robotics controlled CT system installation, Dr. Kathryn Wulster, Clinical Assistance Professor of Diagnostic Imaging, will explore her team’s insights as part of New Bolton Center’s First Tuesday Lecture series.

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Wolf Administration Announces State Veterinary Lab System Earns 5-Year National Accreditation

The Wolf Administration announced today that Pennsylvania’s Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) has been recognized with a national quality credential. This puts Pennsylvania among the leading states to have earned this distinction, demonstrating the system’s ongoing commitment to animal health and food safety.

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Blue, Our Amazing Aussie

No words can describe the horror my wife and I felt when our beautiful, healthy, athletic Australian Shepherd, Blue (a once-in-a-lifetime dog) collapsed just before Labor Day 2016. He nearly died three times that afternoon and evening, and it was only through the amazing skill of multiple vets and techs at our family vet and the emergency hospital that he lived to see another day.

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An Affair of the Heart

It had been several weeks since Tiffany, a seven-year-old Percheron draft horse mare, had been able to go back to work. A wheel horse for a six-horse-hitch driving team, Tiffany helps to move a three-and-a-half-ton hitch wagon in tandem with her teammates – a job that takes a lot of strength and stamina. But a previous surgery from January had left the mare on stall rest until she was able to be returned to work.

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Athena's Armor

Michael Crisp is used to taking in strays. For years, he and his family have fed cats living on the street, given them new homes, and provided them with medical care at the vet. Most of his rescues have just needed a meal and a basic checkup—but one kitten, who he quickly named Athena, seemed different.

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New online course teaches pet first aid

You may know CPR, but do you know how to give it to your cat?

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Training the Next Generation

Penn Vet has long been recognized for its pursuit of excellence in education and training. While Exotics medicine is highly specialized, Ryan Hospital’s Exotics service is busy and robust, providing important exposure to students during their clinical rotations. Fourth-year students with a strong interest in Exotics medicine can take additional Exotics rotations as electives.

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Learn Equine Insights from Experts at Free 2017-2018 First Tuesday Lecture Series

Sharpen your equine know-how with Penn Vet experts at a series of public First Tuesday Lectures hosted by New Bolton Center located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.