‘Is My Horse Lame?’ Seminar from Cornell

Dr. Heidi Reesink will explain how to spot lameness, even subtle lameness, in your horse during the December Cornell Equine Seminar Series on December 8.

Spotting an injury early and getting veterinary intervention for your horse’s lameness is key to recovery and preventing further damage. Amy Dragoo

Spotting an injury early is key to recovery and preventing further damage. Dr. Heidi Reesink, VMD, PhD, DACVS-LA, will explain how a rider or owner can spot even subtle lameness in their horse during Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s December Equine Seminar Series, on Tuesday, December 8, from 6–7 p.m. Eastern via Zoom.

WHERE: Via zoom,, Passcode: 3100

Reesink received her veterinary medical degree (VMD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, followed by a large animal surgical and critical care internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center from 2007-2008. After her internship, she completed large animal surgical residency training at Cornell University from 2008-2011 and achieved board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012. While completing her PhD training, Reesink worked as a part-time emergency surgeon at Cornell University from 2012-2015. She was appointed as Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell in 2016 and also worked as a Staff Surgeon at the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists hospital from 2016-2017. 

Reesink’s primary clinical interests are in equine orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and lameness. She has authored several scientific papers and book chapters on topics related to equine orthopedic surgery, fracture and joint disease.

The Cornell Equine Seminar Series is presented by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Held on the second Tuesday of most months, equine experts present on important equine health and management topics. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

Please note, due video use during the seminar, use of high-speed internet is encouraged. 






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