Lecture on New Equine Fracture Repair Techniques on Sept. 4

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, New Bolton Center will present New techniques in equine fracture repair. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 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 Sept. 4 lecture will be a presented in New Bolton Center's Alumni Hall by Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, the head of surgery at the New Bolton Center.

"Fracture repair in horses continues to advance," says Richardson. "Screws, plates, pins, and all kinds of implants have been used in horses for decades. The technology is constantly evolving as are the specific techniques for applying these devices. Today, the majority of fractures that used to be repaired with large incisions are repaired using sophisticated preoperative and intraoperative imaging and tiny incisions. We also have newer implants that provide much greater strength and stability for repair in our equine patients."

Richardson will present cases demonstrating the state of the art in equine fracture repair.

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 airway surgery (October), headshaking syndrome (November), and the critically ill foal (December).

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

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