Lecture on Advances in Equine Airway Surgery Scheduled

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center will present "Airway Surgery: Is it any easier now for your horse to breathe?" The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.

The Oct. 2 lecture will be presented in New Bolton Center's Alumni Hall by Eric J. Parente, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, professor of large animal surgery at Penn Vet. "Much has changed since one of the landmark surgeries for roaring was performed over 40 years ago, just down the road," said Parente. "Both the latest in diagnostic tools, like over ground exercising endoscopy, and the latest treatments of the major respiratory abnormalities will be discussed to enable those who attend the lecture to be more informed owners and trainers."

Parente's clinical and research expertise focuses on performance evaluation as well as issues of the upper airway, laryngeal dysfunction, neuropathy, and equine sinus surgery.

The First Tuesday Lecture Series offers faculty and clinicians at New Bolton Center an opportunity to share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region. Upcoming lecture topics include headshaking syndrome (November), the critically ill foal (December), and metabolic disease in horses (January).

For a complete list of scheduled lectures visit www.vet.upenn.edu/FirstTuesdays. Though the lectures are free, seating is limited. Please RSVP to beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

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