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New Bolton Center: Patient Stories


Lexi

MRI the Key to Diagnosing Lexi's Lameness

While in their second dressage show together, Caitlin MacGuinness noticed that her new mount, Lagato, seemed to be a bit lame on the right front leg, but only when turned sharply to the right.

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Goat SOS: Navy Mascot Needs New Bolton Center

On a warm September evening, a dozen members of the U.S. Naval Academy leadership, including the Commandant of Midshipmen, were gathered on an expansive lawn, anticipating the arrival of the guests of honor. Those guests? A pair of young goats, Bill 35 and Bill 36, the new mascots for the Academy football team.

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The Birth of a Foal: What We Look For and What We Do

Trying to pinpoint a mare’s foaling date is challenging because the mare’s gestation period is one of the most variable, stretching from 10 ½ to 13 months. The average gestation is about 11 months. What happens when the big day comes? And what should you be looking for?

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Giant Donkey with Laminitis Saved by Sling and Surgery

With great sadness, Susan Yates walked out of the barn and headed to the house to call the vet. It was time to put down the big donkey she had just adopted five days earlier.

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Experienced Nursing Care Key to Healing, Handling

Constant care by experienced, skilled, attentive veterinary technicians can make all the difference in how well an animal heals, especially in the most critical cases.

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Pig Injured by Hunting Arrow Saved by Surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center

Veterinarians at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center performed emergency surgery on a 500-pound pig found at a Chester County animal sanctuary with a hunting arrow embedded in its chest.

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New Bolton Center’s New Dynamic Endoscope Key to Diagnosing Upper Airway Problems in Horses

The athletic Thoroughbred gelding might have had a slight “roar” to his breathing when event rider Lara Geiger purchased Benji four years ago; but if it was there, it was hardly noticeable.

 

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The Horse Who Jumped Over Anything

The racetrack was not the place for this sweet Thoroughbred gelding, fighting to come in second-to-last in his best race. Flying over open hills and jumps, that’s what this athlete was clearly born to do. 

 

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New Bolton’s Moran Critical Care Center Helps Prevent Spread of Contagious Diseases

The most critically ill horses at New Bolton Center are those with gastrointestinal conditions or contagious diseases. Our James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center, which opened five years ago, is designed specifically for these patients.

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Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Horses is Difficult

Most horses in the Mid-Atlantic region show evidence of exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The vast majority of those exposed horses do not develop clinical signs of disease. However, a small number of infected horses will develop disease of the nervous system, termed Lyme Neuroborreliosis.

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Emilie Setlakwe, who has just completed her three-year residency in Internal Medicine at New Bolton Center, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in her First Tuesday Lecture, “Tales from the NICU.”

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Double Trouble: Rare Twin Foals Saved at New Bolton Center

Just this one night, after checking each night for two weeks, the exhausted high school teacher did not make the quarter-mile walk to check on her pregnant mare. Of course, this was the night she foaled.

Silver

Hi-Yo, Silver

Silver must wear a mask, just like his owner, the man who calls himself the Lone Ranger.

Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the eye, the Tennessee Walking Horse has undergone surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to remove multiple cancerous lesions.

Windsor, Clydesdale

Clydesdale's Big Heart Skips More Than a Beat

Leading the team of majestic Clydesdales is Windsor, a special member of the eight-horse team that pulls a historic wagon for the Hallamore Corporation. So when he wasn’t himself, not pulling his weight, backing out of the harness, farm manager Ned Niemiec worried about Windsor’s heart.

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Profile: Catherine Nunnery, DVM

Meet Catherine Nunnery, DVM, New Bolton Center’s Large Animal Ophthalmologist. Dr. Nunnery came to New Bolton Center in September from a private practice in Maryland.

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About Equine Blood Transfusion Crossmatching

New Bolton Center’s Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston conducted two separate studies on blood transfusions in horses.

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New Bolton Center Saves Champion's Legacy

The news was shocking, and devastating. A champion Paso Fino stallion in his prime suffered catastrophic heart failure and could not be saved.

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Field Service Vet Brings Own Horse to New Bolton Center

When field service veterinarian Dr. Liz Arbittier saw her horse, Ephraim, stagger unexpectedly out of his stall, she brought him to New Bolton Center at the first opportunity.

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Success After Surgery: Penn Vet Patient Qualifies for Prestigious Race

Watching Thoroughbred Hardest Core power past his champion competitors to win a million-dollar race is thrilling, but even more so considering that he underwent emergency life-saving surgery just eight months earlier.

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Thoroughbred Undergoing Cancer Treatment Competes at Devon Horse Show

One of the competitors at the Devon Horse Show this year was an unlikely Thoroughbred champion currently undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.