Panel Discussion - New Intra-articular Non-Biologic Joint Medications – Which products? Are they safe? Do they work?

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Panel Discussion – New Intra-articular Non-Biologic Joint Medications – Which products? Are they safe? Do they work? (Recorded 8 June 2021)


Florent David  DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR, ECVDI  - Equine Veterinary Medical Center, Qatar
Ben Ahern  BVSc (Hons I), PhD, MACVSc, DACVS,  DACVSMR  - University of Queensland, Australia
Scott McClure DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR  - Midwest Equine, USA


Heidi Reesink  VMD, PhD, DACVS-LA  - Cornell University, USA



Join this panel discussion on new equine intra-articular joint medications with a special emphasis on the polyacrylamide hydrogel-based therapeutics Noltrex® Vet and Arthramid® Vet. Find out more about these products from an international panel of world-renowned sports medicine specialists/surgeons, including results from recently published studies and clinical experience in racehorses, English and western performance horses, and more. Debated topics will include indications and contraindications for polyacrylamide hydrogel; safety; joint histology; mechanism of action; Arthramid® versus Noltrex® and more. Additional intra-articular medications that may be discussed include Polyglycan® (HA/Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate) and Sungate® (Stanozolol).


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    Florent David
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ECVS, Dipl.ACVSMR, ECVDI(Assoc.)


    European & American Specialist in Equine Surgery; European Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging and American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
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    Florent David graduated from the National Veterinary School of Lyon, France in 2001. He subsequently completed an Internship (2001-02) and then a Residency program (2003-06) in Equine Surgery at the University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada. During his Residency Florent completed a Master degree (MSc) on cartilage cytokine expression and osteoarthritis (2007) in Dr Sheila Laverty's laboratory.

    He then took up a one year position (2006-07) as a Clinical Instructor in Equine Surgery and Lameness in the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital of the University of Montreal. He became a board certified specialist with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) - Large Animal (Equine) and with the European College of European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2007. He then moved to the Republic of Ireland in September 2007 and took on the position of Lecturer in Large Animal Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. Since September 2009 Florent is enrolled in a part-time PhD programme at Utrecht University, The Netherlands which focuses on equine tendon repair.

    In September 2011, Florent was granted recognition by the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging as ECVDI Associate Member (Large Animals) for his active contribution in the field of equine ultrasonography. From 2014 to 2016 Florent worked as an equine surgeon at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, New Jersey, USA.  In spring 2016 Florent was offered the job of Equine Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist at Bjerke Dyrehospital, in Oslo, Norway which is the leading equine referral hospital in Norway.  On a day to day basis Florent works in equine surgery and has specific clinical interests in ultrasonography and lameness investigation, as well as minimal invasive surgery (laparoscopy, arthroscopy & thoracoscopy). Florent has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given more than 50 presentations at national and international meetings.

    Florent then spent several years at Equine Veterinary Medical Center, Al Shaqab - a Member of Qatar Foundation and is now at EquiTom in Belgium.

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    Scott McClure
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery;American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine
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    Dr. 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 certified 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. He then returned to private practice and established Midwest Equine, a surgery and sports medicine facility in Central Iowa. Dr. McClure became an American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation diplomate in 2015. He has published many peer review articles and has presented scientific and continuing education seminars nationally and internationally.

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    Heidi Reesink

    United States

    Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons—Large Animal
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    Dr. Reesink received her veterinary medical degree (VMD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She came to Cornell for a large animal surgery residency from 2008-2011 and worked part-time as an Emergency Surgeon from 2012-2016 while completing her PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. She was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences in 2016. Dr. Reesink is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons with clinical interests in equine and farm animal orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and lameness. She is interested in translating novel research discoveries, including regenerative medicine and lubricin therapy, to equine clinical patients with musculoskeletal disease. Her laboratory investigates the pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment of osteoarthritis and racehorse fractures. In her free time, Dr. Reesink enjoys outdoor activities, including running, cycling, and horseback riding.

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    Ben Ahern
    BVSc(Hons I), PhD, MCVSc, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMR


    American Specialist in Veterinary Surgery, American Specialist in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Ben is a UQ Vet School graduate who grew up in south east Queensland. The son of local veterinarians Trevor and Sue from Beaudesert, Ben travelled abroad for his surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Centre. While there he completed a fellowship in comparative orthopaedic research in addition to an internship and residency in equine surgery.

    On returning to Australia Ben was a surgeon at Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney for four years. After a short period in Adelaide Ben grabbed the opportunity to come home to UQ and SEQ. Ben is a specialist in equine surgery and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation he is one of only a handful of veterinarians in Australia with these dual qualifications.

    He has authored multiple book chapters and has published on a wide range of topics ranging from orthopaedics and lameness, to novel tie-back procedures and stem cell therapies. With these qualifications and his broad experience base Ben is excited to begin working with the referring veterinary community to offer assistance in providing the best possible care and options available to horse owners

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