[Kennett Square, PA] – On Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m., Patricia Sertich, VMD, will present a lecture on “Gender: A Factor in Your Mare’s Performance” as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

New Bolton Center, two horsesThe series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics the first Tuesday of each month. The lectures take place in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

Dr. Sertich, Penn Vet associate professor of large-animal reproduction, will review the normal anatomy and physiology of the mare and explain abnormalities that are known to cause behavior changes. She also will discuss the treatment and management of performance problems related to the reproductive system of the mare.
Horses are seasonal breeders and have considerable changes in their reproductive tract and reproductive behavior throughout the year. Dr. Sertich will explain why it is important to understand the normal anatomy, physiology, and behavior of the mare to make sound decisions about housing and management – key factors in balancing the mare’s needs.
Dr. Sertich, board-certified by the American College of Theriogenologists, specializes in mare and stallion reproduction, high-risk pregnancy in mares, and mare infertility.

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series

During the First Tuesday Lecture Series, faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region. 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

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine 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. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, seeing nearly 33,000 patients 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, treating 33,000 patients each year – 4,100 in the hospital and 29,000 at farms through the Field Service. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.