Tomlinson to Discuss Equine Gastric Ulcers during Lecture

On Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m., Joy Tomlinson, DVM, will discuss the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers in horses 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, Pennsylvania.

During her presentation, “Horse Heartburn: Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Gastric Ulcers,” Tomlinson will discuss the unique aspects of horses' physiology that makes them susceptible to developing ulcers. She will also explain common practices that increase risk of ulcers, while offering simple management changes that can reduce risk. Tomlinson will conclude the lecture by discussing ulcer treatments, current medications, and the future of ulcer treatment.

Tomlinson is a resident in medicine at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. Her areas of research include equine headshaking, pneumonia, and laminitis. She will soon pursue research in peripheral nerve regeneration and the manipulation of the immune response to improve healing and repair.

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 June 3 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

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