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Exploring Regenerative Medicine’s Future at October First Tuesday Lecture

By Hannah Kleckner Hall Published: Sep 25, 2019

Dr. Kyla Ortved, New Bolton Center[KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA] – Equine athletes of all ages and disciplines are susceptible to musculoskeletal injuries. Because of the limited healing capabilities of the tissues most often affected in these types of injuries – tendons, ligaments, and cartilage – avoiding continuous degeneration or re-injury can be challenging.

Thankfully, there are many evolving therapies that can be tailored to enhance the equine body’s natural healing process against ailments such as arthritis, suspensory ligament damage, or a bowed tendon.

In her presentation “Forever Young: Exploring Regenerative Medicine,” Penn Vet’s Dr. Kyla Ortved, Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery, will explore available regenerative therapies including autologous blood products such as IRAP, PRP, and Pro-Stride, in addition to stem cell therapy. She will also discuss promising gene therapies that lie on the horizon.

The lecture, to be held on October 1, 2019, is part of the 2019-2020 First Tuesday Lecture Series hosted by New Bolton Center.

Free and open to the public, the event will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. in New Bolton Center’s Woerner Auditorium, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA. The Woerner Auditorium is located adjacent to the client waiting area inside of New Bolton Center's Hospital.

Seating is limited. Kindly register prior to the event at https://firsttuesdaynbc.eventbrite.com.

For any questions about the First Tuesday Lecture series, please contact Barbara Belt at 610-925-6500 or beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

 

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 nearly 35,300 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 nearly 5,300 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 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.

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