"Colic in 3D: The Glass Horse" Lecture Scheduled

On Tuesday, Feb.7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the New Bolton Center will present "Colic in 3D: The Glass 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 on the first Tuesday of each month.

The Feb. 7 lecture will be a presented in New Bolton Center's Alumni Hall by Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS. Johnston will use advanced audio-visual software to reveal the intricacies of equine abdominal anatomy in detailed three-dimensional animation. This process allows for a clear understanding of colic, one of the most common and dangerous illnesses of the horse.

Johnston is a staff veterinarian at New Bolton Center's George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals. Her research and clinical interests focus on gastrointestinal disease and the equine acute abdomen.

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 suspensory ligament disease (March) and what qualifies as an emergency (April).

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

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