Panel Discussion – Fetlock & Carpal Bone Fragments – To Remove or to Repair

Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Fetlock & Carpal Bone Fragments – To Remove or to Repair


Panelists:Hans Wilderjans   DVM, DECVS - Belgium
Dwayne Rodgerson   DVM, MS, DACVS - Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, USA

Moderator:Wayne McIlwraith  BVSc, DVM, PhD, FRCVS, DSC, Dr.Med.Vet (hc), DACVS - Colorado State University, USA 



This European-USA panel will discuss osteochondral fragments and their arthroscopic management in the equine carpal and fetlock joints. Fragments of traumatic and developmental origins (OCD) will be discussed. Each of the internationally renowned specialists will share his views in regard to the appropriateness of removal vs. repair in each location, what factors influence a recommendation for surgery and if there are any instances where conservative therapy is the treatment of choice. Discussions on indications for removal/repair will be based on clinical signs / failure to respond to conservative treatment or removal for later sale. The exchange will focus on fragmentation of the carpus and fetlock joints in both thoroughbred racehorses and warmblood sport horses.


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    Hans Wilderjans
    DVM, Dipl.ECVS


    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Graduated from Gent University, Belgium in 1987 (doctor in Veterinary Medicine). 
    Intern in equine hospital in South of France for 1 year. 
    3 years working and training as equine surgeon in equine hospital in Sussex, UK. 
    1992 : funding partner of the equine referral hospital De Bosdreef in Moerbeke-Waas, Belgium. 
    1995 : Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. 
    2000 : Hospital De Bosdreef merged with the equine Hospital De Morette near Brussels. 
    Fully equipped equine hospital with all imaging modalities.
    Together with 4 partners I now manages 2 of the most important private equine Hospitals in Belgium. 18 full time employed veterinary surgeons, only referral work.

    My work involves lameness examinations and equine surgery (orthopaedics and soft tissue) with a special interest in orthopaedic surgery and laparoscopy.

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    Dwayne Rodgerson
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Veterinary Surgery
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    Originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada, Dr. Rodgerson earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Atlantic Veterinary College. He completed a surgical internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute prior to his residency and Masters program at Auburn University. After his residency, Dr. Rodgerson joined the University of Missouri as a Clinical Instructor in Equine Surgery for one year before joining the University of Florida’s Large Animal Hospital as a Clinical Lecturer for one year and as an Assistant Professor for two years. Dr. Rodgerson returned to Hagyard as an Equine Surgeon in 2002 and is a Member of the Practice.

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    Wayne McIlwraith
    BVSc, DVM, PhD, FRCVS, DSC, (hc), Dipl.ACVS

    New Zealand, United States

    American Specialist in Equine Veterinary Surgery
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    An internationally-recognized leader in the field of equine orthopedic research and surgery, Dr. McIlwraith is a University Distinguished Professor, the Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair in Orthopaedics, the Founding Director of the Colorado State University Orthopaedic Research Center, and a member of the Executive Advisory Board Member of Colorado State University’s Translational Medicine Institute, where he has been further honored by being the namesake of that Institute’s facility.

    Dr. McIlwraith is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), as well as the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). He is a Past-President of the ACVS, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), and the Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS).

    Dr. Wayne McIlwraith’s research interests include equine orthopaedic surgery, joint disease research, as well as osteoarthritis therapy (including gene therapy and stem cell therapies), articular cartilage repair, early diagnosis in osteoarthritis, and pre-fracture disease using imaging and fluid biomarkers.

    Dr. McIlwraith obtained his veterinary degree from Massey University, New Zealand, was in practice in New Zealand and the UK followed by an internship at the University of Guelph, Canada and a surgical residency at Purdue University. He also obtained MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University. Since 1979 he has been a faculty member at Colorado State University. He also has a referral equine orthopaedic surgical practice based in Southern California and is a consultant and surgeon for clients elsewhere in the US and Ireland, England, France and New Zealand.

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