Events & Training

Master Series: The Medial Femorotibial Joint of the Stifle – A Deeper Dive

This unique webinar is the first in a series of joint specific lectures. Pathology of the medial femorotibial joint is one of the more frequently encountered causes of hindlimb lameness for any equine athlete. This course is designed to empower the sports medicine veterinarian with practical information and state-of-the-art capabilities to localize, diagnose, treat and understand long term management when dealing with pathology of the medial femorotibial joint.

Program Outline
  • How to localize lameness to the medial femorotibial joint on the clinical exam.
  • Stifle imaging with an in-depth education on joint ultrasound.
  • A review of common diagnoses in the adult athlete with an emphasis on understanding intra-articular therapy options versus surgical referral.
  • Rehabilitation techniques and long-term management strategies for athletes with chronic conditions.    
This program has been approved by AAVSB RACE for 3 credits.

Reviews from the Live Session 

“Great panel and very well presented material! I am so glad I signed up!”

“The case based review was wonderful! And the rehab incorporation into the treatment plan was so helpful.”

“Absolutely outstanding- thank you so much!!”

“Outstanding presentation – above and beyond my expectations!”

“It was super! Very helpful and educational. Thank you! And great that it was “real world” information too, not just ivory tower stuff.”

“This was a wonderful presentation. The clinical videos with the subtle lesions are very applicable to “real world” so I appreciate having that perspective given, in addition to the university data/ aspect. The US videos were a great refresher and much better presented than in some other lectures.”

“Very impressed! I learned a lot. I appreciated that, despite the webinar being sponsored by NoltrexVet, it was not an infomercial. Excellent panelists – information was very accessible and practitioners at many stages of expertise could take away something.”

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.

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.

Craig Roberts
Craig T. Roberts, DVM

Dr. Roberts holds degrees from Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia, and has over 29 years of experience in equine veterinary medicine. After completing a surgical residency at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL in 1998 he established their current Sports Medicine Center. For the last 18 years, Dr. Roberts has operated his own private practice, which focused solely on equine lameness and sports medicine. Dr. Roberts has sat on subcommittees for AAEP and is a past president of the FAEP, while also consulting to a number of industry companies.

Previously recorded in August 2022 - FREE OF CHARGE -