Foal Cam at New Bolton Center
Photos by Louisa Shepard, New Bolton Center Communications Specialist

It's a boy! Penn Vet broadcast live the birth of a special colt via a Foal Cam inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at New Bolton Center.

Born at 9:22 p.m. EDT on March 29, 2014, our Foal Cam colt is doing well.

The public helped name him during a week-long contest: New Bolton Pioneer, with the barn name of Boone.

People across the country and around the world had the opportunity to monitor the mare, My Special Girl, before the arrival of the foal, and witnessed the live birth. The live broadcast is available around the clock on the Penn Vet website at www.vet.upenn.edu/foalcam

This foal, in particular, is very special because it represents the first successful pregnancy by Penn Vet using the advanced reproductive technique intracytoplasmic sperm injection, known as ICSI, which involves injecting a single sperm into a mature egg. This ICSI embryo was transferred to My Special Girl in early April of 2013.
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