Events & Training

Master Series: The Fetlock, a Refined Understanding

This program has been approved by AAVSB RACE for 3 credits.

Cost – $50


Understanding how to diagnose, interpret and manage numerous fetlock joint and soft tissue pathologies has evolved due to the increased use of Ultrasound, MRI and CT imaging.  This course is designed to take you through the latest in blocking techniques, imaging, therapeutic strategies and rehabilitation protocols that have been redefined due to new understandings from advanced imaging.

Every practitioner can take home useful insights, information and techniques regardless of your access to advanced imaging in your own caseload.  This includes a comprehensive ultrasound technique overview that you can immediately put into use in practice.

Program Outline

  • How to localize the lameness to the fetlock region on clinical examination and with diagnostic analgesia
  • Fetlock imaging with in-depth review of anatomic structures particularly in relationship to diagnostic analgesia and in-depth education on joint ultrasound
  • Review of common diagnoses in the adult athlete with an emphasis on understanding when advanced imaging (MRI, PET) is recommended and understanding medical vs.
  • Surgical treatment options
  • Rehabilitation techniques and long-term management strategies for athletes with these common diagnoses

Reviews from the Live Presentation of this Webinar 

“The academic aspect behind the WHY is super important, but I like hearing from someone more in the trenches of daily ambulatory care, too.  I can’t wait for the next one!”

“Wonderful opportunity to benefit from the panelist’s expertise. I appreciated the diversity of including both academic faculty and a practitioner with extensive experience.”

“I really liked the variation in the panel and how they could each offer a different experience/perspective.”

“A great mix, from different aspects. Good to see an in the field practitioner, who can appreciate the constraints of not having all the bells and whistles.”

“With all the new technologies I feel I’m back in school.  There is so much to gain from their knowledge and overall understanding of the topics.”

Speaker Information

Lauren Schnabel
Lauren Schnabel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Schnabel is an Associate Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also an Associate Director of the Comparative Medicine Institute at NCSU. Dr. Schnabel completed her DVM, Large Animal Surgery Residency, and PhD at Cornell University under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Fortier and Dr. Douglas Antczak. She is board certified in both the American College of Veterinary Surgery and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Lauren’s research focuses on stem cell immunology, use of biologic therapies to treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, and advancing equine rehabilitation protocols.

Kurt Selberg, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACVR

Kurt Selberg is a North Idaho native; where his family owned a quarter horse ranch.   After completing his doctorate in veterinary medicine, he completed an equine sports medicine internship at Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, VA. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists and found member of the equine diagnostic imaging college.  His area of interest is the equine athlete and musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging.  He has been the onsite imaging expert for the world equestrian games and the Olympics.  Aside from radiology, he also enjoys skiing , jiu jitsu, fishing, spending time with good friends and family, his wife Katie, 2 children Beckett and Calder, and two yellow labs.

Suzan Oakley
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.

Previously recorded February 2023