Events & Training

Equine Joint Therapy – Standardbred Racehorse

This session begins with a critical literature review of commonly used joint therapies and their respective evidence levels which is followed by a comprehensive review of regenerative therapies. A detailed presentation of new polyacrylamide research, further reinforcing both the safety and the method of action of Noltrex®Vet is also included. We tackle some of the hardest aspects of joint management, being under the pressures of limited time and continued intense training, while managing complex joint disease. 

Learn from leaders in the standardbred industry, who are using polyacrylamide under this intense pressure, with a caseload of horses continuing to train and race. 

This program has been approved by AAVSB RACE for 4 credits.

With this series, veterinarians will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of evidence-based medicine
  • Critically assess current literature surrounding equine joint therapies
  • Make data driven choices when choosing equine joint therapies
  • Understand treatment decision choices for common joint pathologies affecting the equine athlete featured for each session
  • Receive 4 CE credits for attending this session

Speaker Information

Gustavo M. Zanotto, DVM, MSc, PhD

Dr. Gustavo Zanotto is originally from Curitiba, Brazil, where he received his D.V.M. from Universidade Federal do Paraná in 2007. Dr. Zanotto then moved to São Paulo where he completed a residency in large animal internal medicine and surgery, and received a master’s degree in veterinary surgery at São Paulo University. He moved to Colorado in August 2013 and completed an internship in equine musculoskeletal imaging, and residency in equine sport medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Zanotto also completed his PhD under Dr. David Frisbie studying enzymatic pre-treatment combined with growth-factor functionalized self-assembling peptide hydrogel for integrative cartilage repair. Dr. Gustavo Zanotto currently holds a Clinical Assistant Professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences position at Texas A&M University.

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

Dr. Lauren 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 immunology, use of biologic therapies to treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, and advancing equine rehabilitation protocols. In February of 2019, Dr. Schnabel was named an NC State University Faculty Scholar; and in April of 2020, received the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence.

Scott McClure
Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Scott McClure received his veterinary degree from Iowa State University in 1990. He then completed an internship and surgery residency at Texas A&M. Dr. McClure became boarded by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1995, and received his PhD from Texas A&M in 1996. He was in private practice in Oklahoma, then returned to university practice at Purdue University. Dr. McClure was at Iowa State University from 2000 to 2016 specializing in equine lameness and surgery, becoming an American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Diplomate in 2015. He then returned to private practice and established Midwest Equine, a surgery and sports medicine facility in Central Iowa. Dr. McClure has published many peer reviewed articles and has presented scientific and continuing education seminars nationally and internationally.

Andy Roberts
Andy Roberts, DVM

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Roberts earned his veterinary degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 following his pre-vet studies at Cornell University. His professional career began as an associate veterinarian at Jessamine Veterinary Clinic in Nicholasville, KY. In 1995, he started with J. R. Cummins and Associates in Lexington, KY. In 1996-97 he worked with the Ky Racing Commission. In 1997 Dr. Roberts opened his own practice, A. M. Roberts, DVM, PSC, where he remains to date. A Board member of both the KVMA and the KY Association of Equine Practitioners, Dr. Roberts also is a member of AVMA, AAEP, US Trotting Association, Kentucky Racing Commission Equine Drug Research Council (appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear). Author of six scientific research publications, he is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in 5 states and is a guest lecturer for visiting students from the Royal Agricultural College in the United Kingdom.

Stephen Dey III
Stephen Dey III, DVM

Dr. Stephen P. Dey III earned his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, following undergraduate work at Rutgers and Purdue Universities. His professional career began with Dey Equine Veterinarians, practicing along with his father Dr. Stephen Dey II and brother Dr. Gregory Dey, in 1988. He remains there today along with his brother Gregory, providing care to many of the top racehorses in the area. Dr. Dey is a member of the USTA, NJSBOA, AVMA and AAEP. Along with his brother Gregory, they also operate Heritage Hill Farm, a standardbred breeding operation, in Allentown, NJ.

Eric Kates
Eric Kates, DVM

Dr. Kates grew up in the Catskill Mountain region of New York State riding and showing Quarter Horses before attending Cornell University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1981. In 1983 he became the owner and managing partner of Colts Neck Equine Associates with the goal of growing it into an exceptional group of dedicated equine veterinarians committed to customer service in all equine disciplines. His personal practice consists mainly of racehorses in NJ and Pennsylvania in the Spring and Summer and Florida in the winter with a focus on lameness and other performance related problems. He is also available on a consultation basis for hunter/jumper and other performance horse lameness problems within the practice. Dr. Kates has previously served 2 terms on the Racing Committee of the AAEP, is a former executive board member and treasurer of the NJVMA, a past president of the NJAEP, and serves on the steering committee of the NAARV.

Previously Recorded in November 2021