Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Symposium

October 14-15, 2017

For veterinarians, veterinary technicians, farriers, students, trainers, and owners

This unique two-day seminar will feature lectures and live demonstrations by internationally recognized authorities and prominent local veterinarians. The goal for attendees is to gain a better understanding of the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport horse injuries as well as the anatomy, pathophysiology, and treatment of laminitis.

The seminar will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, located at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The live demonstrations on Saturday afternoon will take place at Edelweiss Farm, located at 7012 Wildlife Trail in Raleigh, North Carolina. Transportation to and from the live demonstrations will be available.

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Saturday, October 14th

Time Event
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dr. Tracy Turner -
1 - Sport Horse Lameness
2 - Gizmos & Gadgets, Witchcraft or Wizardry?
3 - Practical Equine Rehabilitation for the Equine Practitioner
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Box lunch pickup and transport to Edelweiss Farm
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Dr. Kirsten Tillotson -
Demonstration and Discussion of Equine Rehabilitation Equipment
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dr. Richard Mansmann, Dr. Robert Meyer, and Kurt VomOrde -
Examination, radiology and shoeing to maximize equine rehabilitation
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Transport back to NCSU CVM
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception

Sunday, October 15th

Time Event
8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Dr. Andrew van Eps -
1 - Anatomy and pathophysiology of laminitis
2 - Treatment and prevention of laminitis
3 - Icing related to rehabilitation
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Dr. Tracy Turner and Dr. Andrew van Eps -
Case Discussions
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm - 2:55 pm Dave Richards - Equicast and EVA Clogs
2:55 pm - 3:30 pm Dr. Cynthia Mackenzie - Luitpold and BetaVet
3:40 pm - 4:05 pm Dr. Tillotson - SoftRide and ice boot use
4:05 pm - 4:30 pm Dr. Schnabel - The future of sports medicine and rehabilitation at NC State

Tracy Turner, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR – Turner Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery

Andrew van Eps, BVSc, PhD – Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Richard Mansmann, VMD, PhD, hon. DACVIM-LA – Equine Podiatry & Rehabilitation Mobile Practice

Kirsten Tillotson, DVM, DCVIM – Tillotson Equine Internal Medicine and Mobile Services

Robert Meyer, DVM – Neuse River Equine Hospital


A block of rooms has been reserved for symposium attendees at the Ramada Raleigh hotel, located directly next door to the NCSU CVM . Please reference the group code GCSPORTSMED when making your hotel reservations.

Online registration for the 2017 symposium is now closed.

  • 2 Day Registration – Veterinarian, Vet Tech, Farrier – $350
  • 2 Day Registration – Owner, Trainer – $300
  • 1 Day Registration – Veterinarian, Vet Tech, Farrier – $250
  • 1 Day Registration – Owner, Trainer – $225
  • Student Registration – $75

Registration is limited to 100 individuals. Registration fee includes admission to lectures and live demonstrations, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, admission to the Saturday evening reception, and 13.5 hours of continuing education credits for veterinarians, vet techs, and farriers.

This event has also been approved for 13.75 American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) Continuing Education Credits (Saturday – 6.75; Sunday – 7.00).  For more information visit their website –

If your company or organization would like to be a sponsor for this year’s symposium, please fill out the appropriate section of the online registration form here.