Panel Discussion – Lameness in Cats - If it's not an Abscess or Fracture, what is it?

Small Animals

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion - Lameness in Cats - If it's not an Abscess or Fracture, what is it? (Recorded 30th June 2022)



Panelists:         Eva Schnabl-Feichter, DECVS - University of Vienna,  Austria
                               Sorrel Langley-Hobbs   MA, BVetMed, DSAS(Ortho), DECVS, FHEA, FRCVS  - Univ. of Bristol, UK
                               Karen Perry   BVM&S, MRCVS, CertSAS, DECVS, MSC.Vet.Ed  - Michigan State University, USA

Moderator:    Sharon Kerwin   DVM, MS, DACVS  - Texas A&M , USA



 The lame cat is a common presentation in small animal practice, yet it has remained a diagnostic and treatment challenge for both owners and veterinarians. In this session, we will discuss tips and tricks on how to recognize lameness in cats, perform a thorough orthopedic examination and secure a definitive diagnosis. The panelists will furthermore go through common diseases of the elbow and stifle, as well as some of the challenges of osteoarthritis diagnosis, nutritional related diseases, septic arthritis, and rare causes of lameness that every feline practitioner needs to know about.


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    Sorrel Langley-Hobbs
    MA, BVetMed, DSAS(Ortho), Dipl.ECVS, FHEA, FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
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    Sorrel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London. She then spent three years in private practice where she gained her Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics. She then returned to the RVC where she undertook a three-year residency in Small Animal Orthopaedics.

    She gained her RCVS diploma in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1997 and then spent six months as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to take up a post as University Surgeon at Cambridge University Veterinary School. She gained her ECVS diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 1999 and became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. She was appointed Chair in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013 at the University of Bristol.

    She is interested in all aspects of small animal orthopaedic surgery with particular interests in fracture repair, cruciate disease and hip replacement. She also has a particular interest in feline orthopaedics and she has published widely in this field and is frequently invited to lecture on feline orthopaedics both in this country and abroad. She has co-edited a textbook on Feline Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Disease and a partner textbook on Feline Soft Tissue & General Surgery.

    Sorrel is heavily involved in undergraduate and post graduate veterinary surgery teaching. Clinical research interests include feline patella fractures and feline cruciate disease.  In September 2019 Sorrel became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for her outstanding contribution to the veterinary profession. 

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    Eva Schnabl-Feichter
    Dr.Med.Vet., Dipl.ECVS


    European Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
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    Karen Perry
    BVM&S, MRCVS, CertSAS, Dipl.ECVS, MSC.Vet.Ed

    United States

    European Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
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    Karen Perry graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2005. Following a short period in mixed practice, she completed an internship in small animal orthopedics and neurosurgery at Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey prior to undertaking a residency in small animal surgery back at the R(D)SVS. Following completion of this in 2010 and achievement of ECVS status in 2011, she joined the Royal Veterinary College, London as a lecturer in small animal orthopedics.

    Following four years there she moved to Michigan State University where she is currently an Assistant Professor in Small Animal Orthopedics. She has published widely in the veterinary literature with her main research interests being feline orthopaedics, traumatology and the correction of limb deformities associated with medial patellar luxation.    

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    Sharon Kerwin
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
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    Dr. Sharon Kerwin earned her D.V.M. from Texas A&M University in 1988 and her training for board certification from Louisiana State University in 1992. She has attained Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Kerwin’s interests focus on neurosurgery, osteoarthritis, fracture fixation, spinal surgery, and intervertebral disk disease.

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