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Sports Medicine ‘Sleuths’ Unravel Lameness Mysteries during March First Tuesday Lecture

By: Hannah Kleckner Hall Date: Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth Davidson, New Bolton Center[February 27, 2019; Kennett Square, PA] – Join Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, ACVS, ACVSMR, and Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, as they kick-off the spring First Tuesday Lecture series with their talk "Mythbusting the Lameness Exam Part 2: Comparing Your Interpretation of Lameness to What Scientific Data Tells Us.”  

When lameness strikes and there are no ‘clues’ – no swelling, no heat, no localized area of obvious pain – where do you turn? Two of New Bolton Center’s Sports Medicine ‘sleuths’ will unravel the mystery as they discuss the common pitfalls to the lameness exam and why the naked eye is not always a reliable tool for an accurate diagnosis. Attendees can join in on cracking the case with their smartphones during this interactive presentation.

Dr. Liz Arbittier

Drs. Davidson and Arbittier are part of New Bolton Center’s team of Sports Medicine clinicians providing comprehensive, top quality care to equine athletes. Whether evaluating horses for lameness, neck or back issues, or assessing a prospective new purchase, the sports medicine team uses a thoughtful and thorough approach culminating in an accurate diagnosis and a targeted treatment plan. 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

Seating is limited. Kindly register prior to the event at

For any questions about the First Tuesday Lecture series, please contact Barbara Belt at 610-925-6500 or

About the First Tuesday Lecture Series:

The First Tuesday Lectures, free and open to the public, are presented September through December, and March through June. During the series, faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center share current information on equine topics of interest to horse owners and caregivers. Many of the lectures highlight the advanced techniques performed by Penn Vet’s team of leading clinicians, and the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities available to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.


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 more than 34,600 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 more than 6,200 patient visits a year, while our Field Services have gone out on more than 5,500 farm service calls, treating some 18,700 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.