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Learn to Demystify Equine Lameness at May First Tuesday Lecture

By Hannah Kleckner Published: Apr 27, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Davidson, New Bolton Center[April 27, 2018; Kennett Square, PA] – Join Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, ACVS, ACVSMR, and Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, as they present the first in a series of educational talks called "Mythbusting the Lameness Exam: Deconstructing Common Misconceptions" as part of the First Tuesday Lecture series

In their first-part presentation, “Pitfalls in Identifying Equine Back Pain: Not a Radiographic Diagnosis!,” New Bolton Center’s sports medicine team will introduce some exciting truths regarding the reliability of common lameness exam findings, such as the relevance of flexion tests, before offering an in-depth discussion focusing on correctly diagnosing equine back pain.

Dr. Liz ArbittierNew Bolton Center’s board-certified sports medicine service caters to the equine athlete. By recognizing that sport horses are professional athletes, our clinicians are dedicated to providing excellent evidence-based care for your athletic partner.  

The sports medicine team offers expertise for region’s sport horse community in complex lameness issues, including neck and back pain and frequently perform pre-purchase evaluations.  Horses are assessed thoughtfully using an integrated clinical approach, culminating in an accurate diagnosis and a targeted treatment plan.

The event, which is free to attend and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 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 nearly 35,300 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 5,300 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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