Skip to main content

New Bolton specialist treating pregnant mare viewed around the world visits local students

03/25/2014 05:22PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Schools


Dr. Turner and Upland students with cards and carrots they presented for My Special Girl.



The students at Upland Country Day School had a visit from New Bolton Center’s Dr. Regina Turner, VMD. PhD, Associate of Large Animal Reproduction, last week. 

Image title

Dr. Turner is treating My Special Girl, the pregnant mare being followed by more than 113,000 viewers in 112 countries on Foal Cam through her pregnancy and birth.  Dr. Turner talked with Upland students about My Special Girl, her foal and the FoalCam. She answered their questions on everything from how long a foal’s gestation is (about 340 days) to what her mood has been as she gets closer to giving birth -- a little cranky, but that's understandable with a 100-pound foal kicking her from the inside -- to how long it takes to for a mare to deliver her foal (typically 20 minutes and usually in the middle of the night).

My Special Girl is due to give birth soon, and it is her first pregnancy. The foal's gender is being kept under wraps by New Bolton Center, but there will be a naming contest when it is born.

The students and faculty at Upland, located across the street from New Bolton Center in Kennett

Image title

 Square, have been following My Special Girl enthusiastically on FoalCam since the site went live on Feb. 26. They presented Dr. Turner with cards for the mother-to-be and 10 pounds of carrots with pink and blue ribbons for My Special Girl’s pregnancy cravings.  

Dr. Turner explained that My Special Girl is a surrogate horse and the pregnancy she’s carrying was conceived by a method called intracytoplasmic sperm injection, similar to the technique to help women get pregnant. It’s the first successful horse pregnancy by Penn Vet using the advanced reproductive technique. 

The live broadcast is available on the Penn Vet website at www.vet.upenn.edu/FoalCam


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



kennett square upland country day school new bolton center my special girl


You might also like

Thumb_cfks-owners4-620x412

Stronger than yesterday

Members of CrossFit Kennett Square say that the exercise program provides functional fitness for any lifestyle
Thumb_carlin-005

Artist Neilson Carlin prepares image of faith for the world stage

Last January, Carlin was contacted by Bishop John McIntyre to paint a portrait of the Holy Family that would be the central icon for next year's World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

Police seek bank robbery suspect

Local police are looking for the suspect in a bank robbery that took place in Kennett Square on August 15.

  • Hand-blown Glass Open Studio & Sale

    12/21/2014
    10:00am — 06:00pm

    December 16, 2014 — West Grove, PA. Chester County glassblowers Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck o...


  • Christmas at Milburn Orcha

    12/21/2014
    11:00am — 03:00pm

    Free photo with Santa! Plus, you are welcome to bring your own camera! Skip the long, hectic li...


  • Christmas Spectacular

    12/22/2014
    05:00pm — 08:00pm

    Dec. 13 & 20 - Noon – 7pm Gift shop; First 50 shoppers receive a free holiday bag of chips with $...


  • Christmas Spectacular

    12/23/2014
    05:00pm — 08:00pm

    Dec. 13 & 20 - Noon – 7pm Gift shop; First 50 shoppers receive a free holiday bag of chips with $...


  • Being____ at Christmas

    12/25/2014
    10:00am — 05:00pm

    Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly. Fill in ...


 

 

Chester County High School Sports