On Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m., renowned orthopedic surgeon Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS will present his lecture “Fixing Broken Horses.” The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center and will take place at 382 West Street Road, in Kennett Square

Richardson is the Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery and Chief of Large Animal Surgery at New Bolton Center, and is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Although the perception persists that horses with fractures cannot be saved, there continue to be advances in the treatment of major orthopedic injuries. A combination of more sophisticated imaging and devices allows veterinarians to manage many serious injuries far more successfully than even five years ago.

Richardson will present examples of the current state-of-the-art equine fracture treatments; “In other words, why we do not have to shoot a horse with a fracture,” he said.

The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics the first Tuesday of each month. The lectures take place in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

The next First Tuesday Lecture, scheduled for June 2, will feature Laura Johnstone, BVSc, MVSc, who will discuss treating cancer in horses.