Navicular Problems


Infographic: Navicular Disease

The navicular is a tiny bone that can cause big problems in horses. It and its associated structures are responsible for up to one-third of all front-limb lamenesses.

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Dealing with Navicular Disease

Navicular disease, or caudal heel pain, can seem devastating when diagnosed, but treatment options exist and many horses can return to athletic work.

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Navicular Syndrome Management Reviewed

Because navicular problems might affect soft tissue as well as bone, MRI is a better diagnostic tool than X ray in these cases, said Robert K. Schneider, DVM, MS, professor at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and part

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Navicular Disease Treatment Easier for Horses and Vets

Instead of injecting the steroid triamcinolone acteonide directly into the navicular bursa, which can be technically demanding, veterinarians can instead inject the coffin joint and still potentially manage horses affected by navicular syndrome

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Therapeutic Shoeing of Horses Discussed at AAEP

A Table Topic of veterinarians at the American Association of Equine Practitioners 2009 convention chose to discuss applications of the heart bar shoe; the Nolan Plate system, including what it is and how it works; shoeing after deep flexor ten

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