sesamoiditis

Q.Two weeks after my sister bought a 10-year-old gelding, he started head-bobbing at the trot. Many veterinary exams, farrier visits, and six months later, we found sesamoid problems on both forelimbs. Can the sesamoid bones be removed? The veterinarian said his tendons are putting pressure on the sesamoid bones, which is resulting in small fractures and weakening the tendons (eventually, they will be severed).

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