[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 firstname.lastname@example.org.