Horse Skeleton Donated to New Bolton Center

The New Bolton Center recently received a fully-constructed skeleton of a horse. Acquired in a raffle at the recent American Farrier's Journal Annual Hoof Summit Conference in Cincinnati, the skeleton was given to the school by Bill Moyer, DVM, and Harry Werner, VMD, in memory of former New Bolton Center Farrier Jack Anderson. A plaque acknowledging the generosity of Drs.Werner and Moyer, and their admiration for Anderson, will be affixed to the skeleton's stand.

Werner, the outgoing president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, is an alumnus of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylania. He was a speaker at the conference, along with New Bolton Center's Chief of Farrier Services, Pat Reilly. Moyer is the incoming president of AAEP and former head of Outpatient Services for New Bolton Center.

Jack Anderson, chief farrier at New Bolton Center until 1975, was renowned for his clinical ability and his skills as an educator of both veterinarians and farriers. The tradition of providing clinical service to horses with complex problems while simultaneously participating in the education of veterinary students is as strong today as it was during Anderson's time. The farrier program at the University of Pennsylvania dates to the founding of the Veterinary School in 1884, making it the longest continuous farrier program at any veterinary school in the United States. The New Bolton Center Farrier Service, headed by Reilly, continues to explore innovative materials and techniques for the advancement of hoof care.

The skeleton was donated to the conference through the generosity of farrier Walter Varcoe and his client specifically for the teaching value of such a specimen. See a video interview with Varcoe (2007 AAEP Convention).

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