Liam, a 13-year-old Draft horse cross, is one of four horses in the Lancaster City Mounted Police Unit. He did not respond to immediate treatment prescribed by his local veterinarian, so he was referred to Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.
The combination of a custom prosthetic hoof, bold surgical techniques, and seven months of round-the-clock care at New Bolton Center made it possible for a unique patient to regrow an entire hoof.
New research shows that a minimally invasive surgical technique developed at New Bolton Center for horses prevents the recurrence of colic caused by entrapment of the large colon.
The critical-care team that responded to the emergency knew and loved the five-month-old patient arriving at New Bolton Center on a rainy Saturday night.