Foaling Experts to Discuss Difficult Births During First Tuesday Lecture

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall, in Kennett Square.
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University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center foaling experts, Michelle Linton, BSc, BVMS, Dipl. ACVIM, and Jennifer Linton, VMD, Dipl. ACT, will share details on dealing with dystocia cases, highlighting their various specialties, as part of Penn Vet’s First Tuesday Lecture series.

The presentation, “Dystocia: How to Deal with a Difficult Birth,” will take place on Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall, 382 West Street Road, in Kennett Square.

With any foaling, every second counts. While many mares are able to deliver their charges with ease, broodmares of all experience levels face unexpected challenges.

“A complicated foaling is one of the true equine emergencies,” said Jennifer Linton, an associate professor of clinical equine field service and board-certified theriogenolgist. “After 40 minutes of active labor, the chance of survival for the foal drops off drastically

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