On Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m., Laura Johnstone, BVSc, MVSc, will discuss neurologic diseases in the horse, 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, Pa.

The nervous system is an intricate and complex network of pathways that are continually informing, adjusting, and sending orders. The importance of the neurologic system is highlighted by the debilitation caused by neurologic diseases.

Johnstone is an internal medicine resident at New Bolton Center and has an interest in neurology. Her presentation will focus on equine neurologic diseases, which can range from a drooping eyelid, to a change in personality, to an inability to stand. Johnstone will present several cases, asking, "What’s your diagnosis?"

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 April 1 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 beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

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