Abraham to Speak on Newborn Foals at Penn Vet Lecture

On Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m., Michelle Abraham, BVMS, will discuss what to expect in a normal foal and how to recognize illness and diseases, as part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa.

Abraham, a resident in Large Animal Internal Medicine at New Bolton Center, specializes in neonatolotgy and perinatology. She is conducting research in fetal monitoring, abdominal ultrasound of foals, and colic in foals.

Foaling season is a wonderful time of year. But when pregnancy and foaling don’t go as expected, this can be a worrisome and difficult time for horse owners. Foals can be susceptible to many illnesses, and recognizing the first signs of disease can be vital to successful treatment and care. Abraham will detail what to expect in a normal foal, how to recognize illnesses, and explain diseases that can affect young foals.

During the First Tuesday Lecture Series, Penn Vet faculty and clinicians share current information on topics of interest and relevance to horse owners and caregivers throughout the region via a free lecture on the first Tuesday of each month. The March 4 event will take place in Alumni Hall at the New Bolton Center. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

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