Navicular Problems

A radiographic view of the right forelimb of a horse with a tripartite navicular bone conformation (meaning the bone is segmented into three pieces) in both forelimbs.

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Scientists Study Segmented Navicular Bones

November 01, 2016

Some horses' navicular bones segmented into two or three parts, which can be detrimental to health and welfare.... Read More

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Does Acupuncture Alleviate Navicular Syndrome Pain?

June 29, 2016

While acupuncture seemed to help some horses, there was no strong evidence that it relieves pain in all affected horses.... Read More

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University of Tennessee to Host Equine Podiatry Conference

April 30, 2016

The preconference workshop and conference for vets and farriers will take place May 20 and 21, respectively.... Read More

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The New Navicular Paradigm

April 20, 2016

Here's what we know and are learning about defining, diagnosing, and treating this painful foot disease.... Read More

To diagnose navicular syndrome, veterinarians rely on the horse's history and a complete physical and lameness exam. Here, a horse is longed in a small circle to check his gait for abnormalities.

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The Horse's Top Slideshows of 2015

December 28, 2015

Topics included navicular syndrome, equitation science, feeder and waterer options, rescue horses, and more.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More

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2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More

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Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More

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Managing Navicular Syndrome

October 07, 2015

Are there times I shouldn't work my young horse recently diagnosed with navicular syndrome? ... Read More

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Therapeutic Shoeing Part 1: Foot Fundamentals

August 18, 2015

Addressing the anatomy, conformation, and biomechanical principles of the equine foot.... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

August 12, 2015

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find.... Read More

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Problems With Previcox Overdose

June 23, 2015

What can happen if a horse overdoses on Previcox? A veterinarian shares his insight.... Read More

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Tiludronate's Efficacy in Managing Navicular Cases

June 10, 2015

Researchers observed a 16% improvement in horses' lameness when using the drug compared to corrective shoeing alone.... Read More

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Wedge Pads and Navicular Horses

June 10, 2015

A veterinarian and farrier addresses the benefits and concerns of wedge pads in shoeing horses with navicular syndrome.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Compensatory Lameness Sources

May 31, 2015

Some forelimb lamenesses can result in the horse appearing unsound in a hind limb.... Read More

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Tiludronate's Safety for Navicular Treatment Studied

March 14, 2015

Researchers determined that tiludronate is safe to use in horses as directed.... Read More

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Digital Neurectomy Outcome in Horses with Chronic Foot Pain

March 10, 2015

Horses with concurrent deep digital flexor tendon lesions were four times more likely to become lame again post-surgery.... Read More

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Caudal Heel Pain or Navicular: What's the Right Term?

March 02, 2015

A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness.... Read More

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.

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Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More

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Can Horses Take Firocoxib Long-Term?

January 19, 2015

Is long-term use of Previcox for treating pain related to navicular syndrome in horses okay?... Read More

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Navicular Drug Receives FDA Approval

December 23, 2014

Tildren is approved to control clinical signs associated with navicular syndrome in horses.... Read More

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Navicular Disease and Fracture

October 27, 2014

My horse has a fractured navicular bone that has calcified. Is there any treatment or surgery available to repair it?... Read More

Dr. Tania Perez, a veterinary anesthesiologist, checks the pulse on a horse about to undergo a computed tomography (CT) scan in WSU’s new high-speed spiral CT machine.

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State-of-the-Art Imaging Techniques Reviewed

October 11, 2014

Learn how computed tomography (CT), MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy can help vets diagnose issues within horses' bodies.... Read More

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Infographic: Navicular Disease

June 30, 2014

Learn about navicular disease, a common condition that causes up to 1/3 of all front-limb equine lamenesses.... Read More

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

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Dealing with Navicular Disease

March 11, 2014

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