In today's episode we talk to Dr. Maarten Oosterlinck from Belgium. Dr. Oosterlinck graduated from Ghent University in 2004 and has gained extensive experience in equine orthopaedics and surgery at the department of surgery and anaesthesiology. He is a member of the faculty of veterinary medicine of Ghent University.
Dr. Oosterlinck earned his PhD on the use of pressure plate analysis for the objective evaluation of equine locomotion in 2011. He went on to perform a residency and in 2014, he passed the qualifying exam of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2018, he became diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
In this episode, Dr. Oosterlinck talks about several of the research projects that he has been involved in, including: pressure plate gait analysis, lameness, canker, and the split toe shoe.
Dr. Oosterlinck has published on a variety of equine orthopaedic and surgical topics in peer-reviewed journals, and he lectures regularly at international courses and conferences.
He is a scientific editor for Equine Veterinary Journal and a member of the editorial board of The Veterinary Journal and Equine Veterinary Education. In his current position as a postdoctoral staff member, Maarten's daily clinical work is focused on equine orthopaedics, gait analysis, podiatry and surgery, while enjoying clinically orientated research, and lecturing and consulting about various topics in his field of expertise.