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.
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.
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.
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.
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.