Lecture on Managing the High-Risk Equine Pregnancy Scheduled

On Nov. 1 the New Bolton Center will present "Managing the High-Risk Pregnancy: Broodmares in the Third Trimester." 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, on the first Tuesday of each month.

The Nov. 1 lecture will be presented in New Bolton Center's Alumni Hall by Michelle Abraham, BSc BVMS, a resident in large animal internal medicine at New Bolton Center. Abraham completed an internship in the neonatal intensive care unit at New Bolton Center before beginning her residency. She has had extensive experience on breeding farms in Kentucky and the United Kingdom, with a focus on foaling mares and newborn foals.

The presentation will begin with an overview of what occurs in the normal mare and fetus during late gestation. Abraham will then address high-risk pregnancies. Topics will include:

  • Factors that can impact the late-term mare and fetus;
  • How to recognize when there is a problem or potential for a problem;
  • Managing, treating, and supporting the mare and her fetus; and
  • Ways to prevent problems during late-term gestation in the mare.

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 ultrasound exams (December), nuclear scintigraphy (January), and colic in three-dimensions (February).

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

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