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Penn Vet New Bolton Center Clinicians Share Expertise at PA Horse World Expo

By Sally Silverman Published: Jan 16, 2013

Penn Vet expands its presence at the event with a larger booth and seven presentations, Thursday, February 21 through Sunday, February 24

[January 9, 2013; Kennett Square, PA] – University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will have a larger presence than ever before at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo. The expanded booth size will allow for more displays and one-on-one interaction with Penn Vet equine clinicians and staff.

On Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23 veterinarians from the George D. Widener Hospital on Penn Vet’s large animal campus, New Bolton Center, will share their clinical and research expertise in seven presentations. The lectures and discussions cover a broad range of veterinary topics of interest to all horse owners. The Expo takes place at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, noon. Caitlin Rothacker DVM takes a fresh look at the lameness exam with Lameness 101: Principles of the Exam, News in the Treatments. Dr. Rothacker is a resident in the field service and sports medicine sections at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

Friday, 1:00 pm. Jennifer Wrigley, CVT presents an overview of nutrition for the horse with To Feed or Not to Feed: The ABCs of Equine Nutrition. Nursing Supervisor of Penn Vet’s Equi-Assist home care nursing program, Ms. Wrigley is a licensed certified veterinary technician with special skill equine nutrition as well as caring for horses with laminitis, neonates and the post-hospitalized equine patient.

Saturday, 11:00 am. Emilie Setlakwe DVM presents Cough, Wheeze … Could it be Heaves? A Penn Vet resident in large animal internal medicine at New Bolton Center, Dr. Setlakwe addresses that mysterious cough: what it means and what should be done about it.

Saturday, noon. As a fellow in large animal ultrasound and cardiology at New Bolton Center, Laura Faulkner VMD has expertise in matters of the equine heart. She will present What’s the Buzz? Heart Murmurs in Horses.

Saturday, 1:00 pm. Headshaking is sometimes more than meets the eye. Joy Tomlinson DVM will talk about what that headshaking means, and how it should be handled, in Is He or Isn’t He? The Truth About Headshaking in Horses. Dr. Tomlinson is a resident in large animal medicine at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

Saturday, 2:00 pm. Colic is amongst the top killers of horses. Christina Howard DVM presents valuable information about types of colic and news in colic treatment in her presentation Colic: a Pain in the Abdomen. Dr. Howard is an intern at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center with a strong interest in gastrointestinal surgery.

Saturday, 3:00 pm. Behind the Scenes at New Bolton Center presents a broad overview of Penn Vet’s vast large animal campus at New Bolton Center. Long time Emergency Service and Critical Care clinician Janet Johnston DVM is the presenter. Dr. Johnston is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Surgery. Her area of interest is large animal emergency and critical care, with a special emphasis on equine colic.

All presentations will take place in Seminar Hall B. The schedule is subject to change. More information about equine veterinary concerns, New Bolton Center and Penn Vet will be available at the Penn Vet New Bolton Center booth at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo, Booth 241. The Expo runs from February 21 through February 24. For more information about the Expo and for updated schedules, visit

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 35,000 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 4,900 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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