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New Bolton Center News Stories


Spirited Chevy Keeps Her Sight

Thoroughbred mare Set Chivalry, known to all who love her as Chevy, is a large personality. “She’s so smart and has such a spicy attitude,” said owner Susan Lax of the 21-year-old retired dressage horse. “She’s just really the apple of my eye and so exhilarating to ride. I have had her since she was four, and she is a member of our family. I would do whatever is necessary to keep her healthy.”


Foal Meets World – Tackling a True Equine Emergency

It’s been 11 months in the making. Your mare has been carefully bred, appropriately vaccinated, and closely monitored. As her due date approaches, anticipation of the new arrival begins to soar, with a twinge of anxiousness closing in.


Tough Girl Genes

Dr. Mike Chovanes’s phone rang, piercing through the quiet morning. It was 6:15 am. The 1980 Penn Vet alumnus answered, his stomach twisting at the news trickling from the other end of the line. His homebred two-year-old Thoroughbred filly, Bucks Some, was down and unable to rise, trapped in her stall.

New Bolton Center in the News

  • Fetlock Arthrodesis Advances Provide Options for Injured Horses

    Thoroughbred Daily NewsMonday, Dec 21, 2020
    In most cases, the prognosis for horses who suffer severe fetlock breakdowns is grim, but a procedure pioneered at the end of the 1970s called the fetlock arthrodesis suddenly provided a viable avenue to save some horses
  • Regenerative Therapies: Helping Horses Self-Heal

    The HorseSaturday, May 30, 2020
    Dr. Kyla Ortved discusses three regenerative modalities commonly used in equine medicine, when veterinarians and horse owners might consider each, and what’s to come.
  • Taking the Edge Off: Calming Supplements for Horses

    The HorseSaturday, Apr 4, 2020
    Dr. Sue McDonnell comments on which calming supplement ingredients work and things to consider before choosing or administering a product to horses.