Events & Training

Master Series: Lower Hock Pathology & Proximal Suspensory Desmitis

This program explores equine lower hock pathology and hindlimb proximal suspensory desmitis as commonly diagnosed causes of lameness, which at times can be difficult to differentiate between. Speakers will review identifying, understanding, and managing these pathologies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review anatomical features of the lower hock and hindlimb proximal suspensory region.
  • Identify appropriate diagnostic approaches for this region.
  • Refresh your ultrasound imaging technique for this region.
  • Understand treatment and physical rehabilitation options for managing lower hock and hindlimb proximal suspensory conditions.
  • Understand considerations that may exist when imaging, diagnosing, and determining a course of treatment by following real case examples from presenters.

100% of those attending the live webinar would recommend it to a colleague with an overall rating of 4.6/5.0!

This program has been approved by AAVSB RACE for 2.5 credits.

Reviews from the Live Presentation of this Webinar 

“The review of anatomy and ultrasound images were outstanding.”

“Great job! Very practical and informative.”

“Great discussion. Really appreciate the great images on the sildes, the ability to put the literature in context, and the in-depth coverage from imaging to treatment options. I am so impressed and also incredibly appreciative. I know it takes a ton of work to put these together and have such quality presentations”

“I thought the mix of panelist was excellent – their background, clinical experience, age range (aka experience).”

“I very much enjoy the panelists viewpoints and the real world relevance of their experience.”

Speaker Information

Suzan Oakley, DVM, DACVSMR, DABVP(Eq), Cert. ISELP

Dr. Oakley is a board certified specialist in sports medicine and rehabilitation, and in equine practice. Dr. Oakley is also certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology. Her practice focuses on lameness and imaging in performance horses and she has a special interest and extensive training in the use of ultrasound for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of sport horse injuries. Dr. Oakley has lectured nationally and internationally on equine musculoskeletal anatomy and ultrasound and shares her advanced proficiency in musculoskeletal ultrasound as an instructor at veterinary ultrasound courses, including ISELP. She is also a courtesy adjunct professor in the Practice Based Equine Clerkship at the University of Florida.

Caitlyn Redding Horne
Caitlyn Redding Horne, DVM, DACVSMR

Dr. Horne completed both her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Upon graduation, she completed a one year equine imaging focused internship at Equine Diagnostic Imaging in Gainesville, FL to further her education in musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI. She then returned to NCSU for a residency in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in the spring of 2020. She continues to practice as a clinical veterinarian at NCSU on the Equine Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Service.

Lauren Schnabel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Lauren Schnabel is a Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery at NC State University as well as PI of the Schnabel Laboratory, Associate Director of the Comparative Medicine Institute, and Associate Director of the NIH-funded Comparative Medicine and Translational Research Training Program (T32). She completed her DVM, surgery residency, and PhD at Cornell University and her internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. She is board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons as well as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Both her clinical and research work are focused on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and advancing equine rehabilitation protocols. In 2019, Dr. Schnabel was named an NC State University Faculty Scholar for her success in clinical work, research, teaching, mentorship, and community outreach efforts. In 2020, Dr. Schnabel was awarded the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence.

Marty Tanner, DVM

Dr. Tanner has 30 plus years of experience in equine medicine. Prior to opening Tanner Equine, Dr. Tanner served as a veterinarian and partner for Elgin Veterinary Hospital for 13 years. He also practiced at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital for 10 years and established their Rockdale branch. Dr. Tanner was recognized as a Top 5 Veterinarian by the PRCA in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Dr. Tanner was awarded the distinguished honor of 2016 Veterinarian of The Year by the PRCA. Dr. Tanner has been traveling to the National Finals Rodeo to serve his clients. During this time, he has been the veterinarian for over 50 qualifiers, 6 World Championships, an arena record, a single season earnings record and 5 PRCA Horse of The Year recipients. Dr. Tanner is a member of the Texas Medical Veterinary Association, the Texas Equine Veterinary Association, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Previously recorded October 2023 - FREE OF CHARGE -