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Research Laboratories at Penn Vet

Penn Vet faculty are engaged in ongoing groundbreaking research. Here are examples of faculty laboratories and the projects being investigated, both at our Philadelphia campus and at New Bolton Center.

van Eps Laminitis Laboratory

The van Eps Laminitis and Endocrinology Laboratory at New Bolton Center is focused on understanding the key events that drive laminitis under different circumstances in order to develop reliable means of prevention and treatment.  

We take a multidisciplinary approach to the study of laminitis utilizing 

  • Advanced imaging and sensor-based techniques to evaluate structure and function of the foot in health and disease 
  • Molecular techniques to examine events at a tissue level. 
  • Biomechanical testing to study mechanical function both in vivo and ex vivo 

We are also focused on developing and refining tests and novel biomarkers of endocrine dysfunction, the most common cause of laminitis in horses and ponies.

More about the van Eps Lab

Contact Information

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Andrew van Eps, BVSc, PhD

Professor, Equine Musculoskeletal Research