Equine Navicular Disease

Being "navicular" doesn't have to mean the end of a horse's career. Learn how shoeing and new drug treatments can help.

During the live presentation on January 15, 2015, our experts answered audience questions via live chat.

Download the complete chat transcript below.

About the Experts

Wade Shoemaker, DVM

Wade Shoemaker, DVM, is the owner as well as a veterinarian at Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Services in Greeley, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. His professional interests encompass performance horse issues. Additionally, he has worked as professional farrier for the last 25 years. Outside of veterinary work Shoemaker is an active participant in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Jill Stohs, DVM

Jill Stohs, DVM, is a technical services veterinarian with Dechra Veterinary Products. Stohs is originally from Missouri and completed both her bachelor's of science in animal sciences and veterinary training at the University of Missouri. After receiving her doctorate of veterinary medicine, Stohs practiced at a four-doctor mixed animal clinic south of Kansas City. She joined Dechra in September 2013 and is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, and American Animal Hospital Association.

Josh Zacharias, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR

Josh Zacharias, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR, is an Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine graduate who practices at Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Services in Greeley, Colorado. His interests include equine lameness, surgery, and podiatry. In addition to working as a surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Zacharias is a farrier with nearly 15 years of experience in therapeutic shoeing applications. Much of his caseload includes Western performance horses.