Panel Discussion – Mechanical Lameness Case-Discussions - Shivers, Stringhalt, Fibrotic Myopathy, Nordic Horse Polyneuropathy, Syndromes affecting the Patella & Peroneus Tertius

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Mechanical Lameness Case-Discussions - Shivers, Stringhalt, Fibrotic Myopathy, Nordic Horse Polyneuropathy, Syndromes affecting the Patella & Peroneus Tertius (Recorded March 2022)


Moderator:Stephanie Valberg    DVM, PHD, DACVIM, DACVSMR  –  Michigan State University, USA

Panelists:Kevin Keegan   DVM, MS, DACVS  - University of Missouri, USA
 Robin Bell    BVSc, MVSc, DipVetClinStud, DECVS, DACVSMR -  
University of Sydney, Australia
 Andy Bathe   MA, VetMB, DEO, DECVS, DACVSMR, MRCVS - Rossdales, UK
 Siv Hanche-Olsen   DECEIM, Associate Professor - Oslo University, Norway



 Subtle mechanical lameness’, peripheral neuropathies, and movement disorders such as Shivers and Stringhalt can be challenging to diagnose. Recognition of the key clinical signs is the first step toward selecting optimal diagnostic tests, which is followed by the challenge of devising effective management strategies.

The international panel of world-renowned equine specialists and researchers will present and discuss the clinical signs of mechanical lameness, Shivers, Stringhalt, Nordic Polyneuropathy and other conundrums. The current understanding of their underlying basis, diagnostic options and their impact on performance will be discussed. Optimal use of surgery and rehabilitation therapy will be another focal points for discussion.


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    Kevin Keegan
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. Keegan was born and raised in Missouri . He graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and spent his first 3 postgraduate years in private equine practice in Maryland and Delaware . In 1989 he completed a 3-year equine surgery residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign , Illinois . While completing the Master of Science degree Dr. Keegan received training in statics and dynamics, experimental stress analysis, biomedical instrumentation and signal processing. After completing this surgery residency Dr. Keegan returned to private practice outside Detroit , Michigan , specializing in equine surgery and lameness. He returned to the University of Missouri in 1990 as a clinical instructor, was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1991 and to Associate Professor in 1998. Dr. Keegan is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgery. His primary research interest is using computer-assisted gait analysis to diagnose lameness in horses. He is a member of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, The American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Robin Bell
    BVSc, MVSc, DipVetClinStud, Dipl.ECVS, Dipl.ACVSMR


    Australian Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery; European Specialist in Equine Surgery, American Specialist in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Robin obtained his veterinary degree at the University of Sydney where he also completed an internship at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden. Following this Robin completed his residency training in Equine Surgery and master’s degree at Massey University in New Zealand, and then worked in a large referral lameness clinic in the United Kingdom. From 2007-2010 he ran the lameness and imaging service at the University of California, Davis in the United States before returning to the University of Sydney. He is a registered European specialist in equine surgery and Board Certified with the American College of Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Robin is an official International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) veterinarian in jumping, dressage and eventing. He is currently the veterinarian for the Australian Jumping Team and Dressage Teams, attending the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2018 World Equestrian Games in North Carolina s and the Tokyo Olympic Games. His research interests include the treatment of tendon injuries with stem cells, clinical applications of MR and CT in equine practice, and the early diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes. Robin is also a keen competitor in show jumping.

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    Stephanie Valberg

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine, American Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Stephanie Valberg, the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine, is professor and director of the Neuromuscular Diagnostic Laboratory. She received her DVM from the University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College and her PhD in equine exercise physiology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She is board certified in large animal internal medicine and veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation. Valberg is an international leader in understanding and managing equine neuromuscular disorders.

    The overarching goal of Valberg’s research and clinical work is to define the basis for neuromuscular disorders in horses, develop accurate, minimally invasive diagnostic tests, and produce optimal methods for preventing or managing performance limiting diseases. Valberg’s work in equine muscle disease has transformed equine clinical practice. Her research has led to the discovery of previously unknown muscle disorders, identification of their genetic basis, and development of nutritional strategies to minimize muscle pain.

    Valberg is widely published, and has mentored graduate students, interns, residents, and post-doctoral students and is a recipient of numerous awards such as the 2014 Richard Hartley Clinical Award from the British Equine Veterinary Association for her research linking seasonal pasture myopathy to box elder tree seeds. In 2012, Valberg became the first woman to be inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame. She has twice received the Pfizer Research Excellence Award, and in 1998 received the EquiSci International Award, an honor presented every four years to the individual whose work most significantly impacts equine exercise physiology research.

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    Andy Bathe

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Equine Veterinary Surgery, American Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
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    Andy qualified from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1989 and subsequently trained in surgery at the University of Bristol and then at Rossdales in Newmarket. After working as University Equine Surgeon at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge he returned to Rossdales, where he became a partner and, in 2021, a clinical director.

    Andy's main areas of speciality lie in orthopaedic surgery and lameness, especially related to competition horses. He has always been interested in the application of novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to lameness problems and poor performance. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Diploma in Equine Orthopaedics. He is recognised by the RCVS as a Specialist in Equine Surgery.

    He has been team vet to the Japanese and British Three Day Event Teams and the British Pony Showjumping Team, as well as working for numerous private competitors at competitions and championships. He was an official treating vet for the 2012 Olympics in London.

    In 2015, Andy was awarded Diplomate status by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR), which means that he now holds diplomas in three separate areas of expertise (surgery, orthopaedics and equine sports medicine).

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