By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The public has voted and now a special colt born at Penn Vet’s large animal hospital in Kennett Square has a name.

His name is New Bolton Pioneer, Boone for short. Nearly 3,000 people participated in the online naming contest.

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston is a New Bolton Center Assistant Professor of Medicine, who will adopt Boone. She says in the spirit of Danielle Boone the colt is a truly a pioneer, a first for Penn Vet.

“His mom who he is nursing from right now, she is actually a surrogate mare, so she has no genetic relationship to him. He was born form eggs from ovaries that were donated form one of our hospital cases and we used sperm form a stallion that is long deceased who use to be a stallion here at New Bolton Center,” Dr. Nolen-Walston said.

The test tube foal’s birth on March 29th was highly publicized and viewed by thousands via Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center’s webcam called FOAL CAM (See Previous Story).

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