Lecture on Nuclear Scintigraphy Scheduled

On Jan. 2, the New Bolton Center will present "Bone Scans: Nuclear Scintigraphy and Your Horse." The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine at 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 Jan, 3 lecture will be a presented in New Bolton Center's Alumni Hall by Melissa MacKinnon, DVM. MacKinnon will provide an overview of nuclear scintigraphy, also known as nuclear medicine imaging, and how it is used to aid in diagnosing the cause of lameness. This imaging tool is sensitive for identifying areas of increased bone turnover such as stress fractures and osteoarthritis. Case examples of common abnormalities seen on nuclear scintigraphy will be presented.

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 colic in three dimensions (February), suspensory ligament disease (March) and what qualifies as an emergency (April).

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

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