Navicular Problems

Shock wave therapy is one of many medical treatments for caudal heel pain.


Dealing with Navicular Disease

March 11, 2014

Navicular disease can seem devastating when diagnosed, but many horses return to work with treatment.... Read More


Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

February 11, 2014

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses.... Read More


Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More


AQHF Announces Funding for 2013-14 Equine Research Projects

October 13, 2013

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) has announced their 2013-14 equine research grant recipients. ... Read More


Navicular Bone Fragments' Effect on Lameness

February 24, 2013

A team evaluated a possible association between distal border fragments of the navicular bone and lameness.... Read More

The team found that diseased bones had more and denser compact cortical bone; fewer, thicker, and less-organized trabeculae; and thicker articular (joint) and flexor cortices than control bones.


Microstructural Alterations and Navicular Bone Degeneration

March 03, 2012

Researchers hope to more fully characterize alterations at the microscopic level in diseased navicular bones.... Read More


In-Depth: Equine Lameness (AAEP 2011)

January 28, 2012

Tim Lynch, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, Fla., describes lameness topics.... Read More

The MRI image reveals a deep digital flexor tendon injury (the white spot on the black tendon area) contributing to navicular pain.


A New Navicular Vantage

January 01, 2012

Technological advances such as MRI have given veterinarians a closer look at navicular syndrome.... Read More


Common Hoof Problems

October 18, 2011

Horse hooves can be plagued by many problems. Explore common hoof problems and learn how to prevent them. ... Read More


The Impact of Navicular Bone Shape and Fragments in Horses

August 11, 2011

Navicular bone shape and fragments found near it could help veterinarians better understand navicular disease.... Read More


Navicular Disease: Possible New Treatment Option from Human Medicine

April 09, 2011

In certain cases of navicular disease, drilling a hole into the navicular bone--a procedure called core decompression that's commonly used to treat human osteonecrosis (bone death caused by poor blood supply to the area)--might provide a new ... Read More


AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More


Sidebone and Coffin Bone Fractures (AAEP 2010)

January 25, 2011

When it comes to lame horses, things aren't always simple--the injuries/problems don't always come one at a time. Take sidebone, for example--in a recent study presented at the 2010 the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention (held... Read More


Equine Navicular Disease

January 01, 2011

The navicular bone, a small, boat-shaped bone nestled deep in the protective womb of the hoof, only measures approximately 6 cm wide and 2 cm deep (top to bottom) in an average 1,200-pound horse, so how can such a small bone be such a nuisance?... Read More


Navicular Syndrome: Potential Genes Involved Identified

December 22, 2010

German researchers might have pinpointed the genes involved in navicular syndrome via a study of Hanoverians. ... Read More


Do Navicular Bone Chips Cause Lameness?

October 04, 2010

Bone fragments are seen in lame and non-lame horses, it is difficult to determine if they're clinically significant.... Read More


Smaller Endoscopes Lead to Less Invasive Navicular Treatment

August 15, 2010

A novel twist to an existing surgical procedure creates new opportunities for healing navicular horses. ... Read More

Article Presents Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Common Hoof Problems

August 14, 2010

Thrush, underrun heels, hoof cracks, and laminitis, oh my! Today's horses can face many common hoof problems, whether the animals are pasture pets or high-level competition horses. Join us on Monday, Aug. 16, for a live chat event on hoof problems.... Read More


Isoxsuprine (Book Excerpt)

July 26, 2010

Isoxsuprine is most frequently used in horses for the management of navicular disease and laminitis although it is not a universally accepted treatment. Some veterinarians believe it helps, and others remain skeptical. This is partly because there ha... Read More


Navicular Syndrome Management Reviewed

March 10, 2010

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... Read More


Navicular Disease Treatment Easier for Horses and Vets

March 02, 2010

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... Read More


Therapeutic Shoeing of Horses Discussed at AAEP

February 22, 2010

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... Read More


Firocoxib Dose for Navicular Pain and Osteoarthritis Established

July 08, 2009

When it comes to pain management in horses, the words "osteoarthritis" and "phenylbutazone" seem to work in tandem. But not all veterinarians are sold on the routine use of this drug in horses. Phenylbutazone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory... Read More