Penn Vet | The Swine Group
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Electronic Swine Feeding

Penn Vet Swine Group

Swine Production Medicine, Swine Reproduction Research,
Swine Welfare Behavior

The Penn Vet Swine Group comprises swine production medicine and swine reproduction research, and research in swine welfare behavior. We offer modern and humane models for swine facilities, the Pennsylvania Regional Control Program for swine disease, and a laboratory dedicated to the differential diagnosis of individual/herd/flock reproductive problems.

Gary Althouse in Lab 400 

Reference Andrology Laboratory

Led by Dr. Gary Althouse, the Reference Andrology Laboratory at New Bolton Center provides complete testing of neat, cooled and frozen-thawed semen from mammalian and avian species. The primary purpose of these services is to aid practitioners in their differential diagnosis of individual/herd/flock reproductive problems.

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Parsons and pigs outside 

Swine Teaching & Research Program 

Under the leadership of Dr. Tom Parsons, the Swine Teaching & Research Program at New Bolton Center is designed for applied swine reproduction research, swine welfare behavior, and the teaching of swine production medicine. Opened in January 2001, this innovative program provides a crucial link between Penn Vet and the Pennsylvania swine industry by serving as a model of a modern and humane swine facility.

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PA Regional Control Program for Swine Disease

Under the direction of Dr. Meghann Pierdon, this innovative program connects farmers throughout Pennsylvania with New Bolton Center experts to track farms where infected pigs are located, and implement biosecurity practices to minimize the spread of diseases.

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