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The Mystery of the Barrel Racer

The barrel-racer’s bone scan showed a hot spot right where the spine attaches to the base of the skull, indicating an injury. But the radiographs were inconclusive.


First Tuesday - Equine Neurological Exam

Dr. Amy Johnson, one of the only veterinarians in the country board-certified in both neurology and large animal internal medicine, will conduct a live demonstration.


New Bolton: 2016-2017 First Tuesdays

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center offers free lectures to the public on equine topics on the first Tuesday of selected months. Here is the schedule for the 2016-2017 academic year.


The Punctured Poodle

It was the kind of freak accident that is completely unexpected and fills the heart with dread and fear. The Broome household was bustling on a Saturday morning in May. Bob and Lori Broome were hosting family for their grandson’s baptism. Bob was outside playing fetch with Belle, the Broome’s two-year-old Standard Poodle. When she didn’t return with the ball, Bob grew concerned. During a brief search, he found her lying under their camper. She emerged with an injury that was almost impossible to believe.

Backyard chickens

Salmonella: Keeping People and Poultry Safe

With an outbreak of Salmonella illness attributed to backyard poultry flocks in the United States, Penn Vet offers 12 important tips to keep people and their poultry safe this summer.

Welfare-Oriented Farm Practices Help Our Cows

Hot-Weather Tips to Keep Dairy Cows Healthy

Heat and humidity can be dangerous for dairy cows, threatening their health and lowering their milk production, said Dr. Meggan Hain from the Marshak Dairy at New Bolton Center.

Caring for Geriatric Horses

Tips to Keep Horses Healthy This Summer

Summer heat can be dangerous for horses, resulting in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise. These tips can help keep you and your horse safe during the hot days ahead.


Tips to Keep Pets Healthy This Summer

With the official start of summer just around the corner, veterinarians at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital offer the following tips to keep pets healthy and cool during the hot days ahead.


Canine and Children Craniofacial Patients Meet

During the fourth annual Best Friends Bash, craniofacial patients from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) meet canines who have undergone similar procedures.

Lynne Cassimeris and Tutti

First Filly Tutti

Squeezing through a tiny gap between horses in the stretch, Tuttipaesi came in first over the wire in the $200,000 Grade II Santa Ana Stakes in Santa Anita. The impressive win was a surprise: Tutti had come back after 18 months of rest to recover from a life-threatening illness that landed her in New Bolton Center's isolation wing.


Triumph over Adversity: A Shelter Dog’s Success Story

The three-month-old pit bull mix puppy arrived at Ryan Hospital’s Emergency Service from the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT). His fur was matted with feces, he couldn’t bear weight on his left hind leg, his skin was extremely pink and painful to the touch, and his ear was swollen.


Cancer Care for Shelter Dogs

Petco and Blue Buffalo Foundations support Penn Vet cancer care and the critical role that universities and research centers play in understanding and eradicating pet cancer.


First Tuesday - Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer

New Bolton Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, will discuss the latest developments at Penn Vet’s large animal hospital and take questions from the audience.


Penn Vet Affiliates Program: Bringing World-Class Care to Your Community

At first, Shawn Polukord thought Blaine had kennel cough. The eight-year-old Labradoodle had started coughing at night and, unfortunately, he was getting worse. Concerned, Polukord took him to a local veterinarian who noticed that, in addition to the cough, Blaine had an irregular heartbeat that sounded like “tennis shoes in a dryer.”


New Bolton Center Launches Robotic Imaging

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center has completed installation of a revolutionary robotics-controlled imaging system for use in the standing and moving horse.


Robots Impact Animal and Human Medicine

New Bolton Center veterinarians are developing the application-related protocols for use of the system with large animals.


First Tuesday - Robotic Imaging System

The robotics-controlled imaging system, newly installed at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, will be the focus of a discussion by clinicians on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m.


Mandola the Wonder Horse

The horse resides in a new, four-stall barn where he can see the various comings and goings – equine, human, vehicular – at Ashwell Stable. Park your car up that way, and he’ll almost always hang his head over the stall door. You pretty much have to say hello and give him a pat on the neck. For him, for you, for anyone who ever hurt. That’s just the way Mandola is.


New Bolton Purchases New Equine Ambulance

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center has a new equine ambulance for use at local events.


Protect Cats from Lethal Lilies

Lilies are highly toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure. All parts of the plant are considered poisonous, so lilies should be kept away from cats at all times.