Field veterinarians from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center will share details of complex cases from the field, highlighting their various specialties, on Tuesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the First Tuesday Lecture series.

Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA; Ashley Boyle, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM; Jennifer Linton, VMD; and Meagan Smith, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, will present “Tricky Cases from the Field: What’s Your Diagnosis?” in the New Bolton Center’s Alumni Hall, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA.

With advanced training and expertise, New Bolton Center’s Equine Field Service specialists bring the highest quality care directly to area farms, backed by support from the hospital. During the First Tuesday Lecture, the team will showcase how their expert knowledge, state-of-the-art equipment, and compassionate care have helped in the diagnosis and treatment of complicated cases.

Arbittier, clinical assistant professor of Equine Field Service, will present the case of a lame performance horse, discussing diagnosis and treatment of a difficult yet common injury.

Boyle, assistant professor of medicine, will share the case of a horse with one-sided bloody nasal discharge, and the complex work-up required for diagnosis and treatment, including radiographs, endoscopy, and robotic computed tomography scan.

Linton, senior fellow in Field Service and reproduction, will review metabolic diseases that ponies and horses can develop, including pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (or PPID) and equine metabolic syndrome.

Smith, assistant professor of Equine Field Service, will present several cases of horses that developed an extra molar, also known as supernumerary cheek tooth, which can be a mysterious cause of poor performance or mouth pain.

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

Spring First Tuesday Lecture Line-Up:

  • April 4—David Levine, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, on “Dynamic Endoscopy: The Airway in Action”
  • May 2—Andrew van Eps, BVSc, PhD, MACVSc, Dipl. ACVIM, on “Laminitis: Why Does It Occur? How Can We Better Manage It?”
  • June 6—Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, on “The Recovery Pool: Defying Gravity after Orthopedic Surgery”