penn vet lecture

Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR, and Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, will kick off the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center’s spring First Tuesday Lecture series with a presentation on “Mythbusting the Lameness Exam Part 2: Comparing Your Interpretation of Lameness to What Scientific Data Tells Us.”

When your horse is lame, but there are no noticeable clues—no swelling, no heat, no localized area of obvious pain—what will your veterinarian look for? Two of New Bolton Center’s sports medicine sleuths will share their experience as they discuss the common pitfalls to the lameness exam and why the naked eye is not always a reliable tool for an accurate diagnosis. Attendees can join in on cracking the case with their smartphones during this interactive presentation.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall, located at 382 West Street Road, in Kennett Square.

Seating is limited. Attendees are asked to register prior to the event at firsttuesdaynbc.eventbrite.com.

Individuals with questions about the First Tuesday Lecture series can contact Barbara Belt at 610/925-6500 or beltb@vet.upenn.edu.