Preparing to breed a mare can be a busy time, with frequent ultrasound examinations, uterine lavages, oxytocin injections, inseminations, and more. All of those hours become worth it when, 14-16 days after ovulation, the work has paid off and your mare is pregnant. But what happens next?

On Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m., Jennifer Linton, VMD, will present “Equine Pregnancy: What to Expect When Your Horse is Expecting.” 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.

Linton, a reproduction specialist, is a veterinarian on New Bolton Center’s Equine Field Service team. During this lecture, she will discuss regular timing for evaluation of the mare, routine management (including vaccination and deworming), and signs of giving birth or of impending abortion. Specific topics such as twins, fetal gender identification, and placentitis also will be covered.

Linton earned her veterinary degree from Penn Vet in 2012 and completed an equine internship at Rhinebeck Equine, LLP, in Rhinebeck, New York. She returned to New Bolton Center in 2013 for her residency in the Section of Reproduction and Behavior.

Linton’s primary areas of research include pregnancy loss, performance issues in mares, and uterine tumors in small ruminants. During the breeding season, Linton provides on-call emergency coverage for both the field service and section of reproduction, and has a special expertise in difficult pregnancies, both in mares and goats.

The First Tuesday Lecture Series offers free presentations for the public on equ