Lecture on Identifying an Equine Emergency Scheduled

On April 3, New Bolton Center will present "It's 10 p.m. and My Horse Isn't Right: When is it an Emergency?" The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, on the first Tuesday of each month.

The April 3 lecture will be a presented in New Bolton Center's Alumni Hall by Louise Southwood, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVECC. Southwood, a graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia, is an associate professor at Penn Vet and specialty board-certified in both veterinary surgery and emergency and critical care. In addition to her broad range of clinical experience, Southwood has done extensive research on equine colic and gastrointestinal surgery.

"It can be challenging to know when to seek veterinary attention, particularly when it is after routine business hours," says Southwood. "A brief overview of how to evaluate your horse as well as key indications for calling a veterinarian will be described in the presentation. I will discuss important information to provide to your veterinarian, brief discussion on when referral to a hospital may be indicated, and what to expect upon arrival at a referral hospital."

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 first aid and emergency stabilization (May) and eye cancer in horses (June). There will be no First Tuesday lecture during July or August.

A complete list of scheduled lectures is available online. Though the lectures are free, seating is limited. Please RSVP to beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

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