Free Lecture to Cover Equine Neurology, Lameness

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On Tuesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m., Neil Mittelman, DVM, and Holly Stewart, VMD, will present a joint lecture titled “Is My Horse Lame or Neurologic?”

The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center and will take place at 382 West Street Road, in Kennett Square.

If you've ever noticed that your horse doesn't feel quite right while riding or working and you’ve wondered what is going on, you are not alone. It can be challenging to distinguish between a horse that has a mild lameness and one that is affected by neurologic disease.

The speakers, in an interactive format, will review and explain actual cases in which clinicians found it difficult to distinguish between lameness and neurologic disease. The two presenters will discuss their processes in analyzing the patients and explain some of the most common causes for lameness and neurologic disease in the region.

Mittelman, a second-year internal medicine resident, has a special interest in neurologic diseases in horses. Stewart, a third-year surgery resident, has an interest in the effects of injuries on bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

The First Tuesday Lecture Series offers free presentations for the public on equine topics on the first Tuesday of selected months. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

Upcoming Lectures:

  • April 5—Jennifer Linton, VMD, on “Equine Pregnancy: What to Expect When Your Horse is Expecting”
  • May 3—New Bolton Center Clinical Team on “All About EQUIMAGINE, Robotics-Controlled Imaging”
  • June 7—Barbara Dallap Schaer, VMD, Dipl. ACVECC, ACVS: “Medical Director Q&A: What’s New at New Bolton?”
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