Navicular Syndrome

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  1. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    It could be worse than it looks on the surface.
     
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    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    Typical,.,too long and too tall, too flared, uneven medial lateral balance.
     
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    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    Yes, I have noticed the flaring and imbalance,too.I asked that farrier about it.He pretty much just ignored me.Yup,Fired.
    Awaiting appointment with a specialist.

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    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    Specialist is coming out today at 4pm.
    First questions he asked Can I see the x-rays and may contact your vet.Ok good start.
    I have noticed the wrong date he just gotten a brand new machine the date is actually from the hot nails exam.
    Hopefully this will be straighten out for the sake of my horse.
    He already went thru s$#/ in his life before he came to me.
     

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    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    What did the specialist say ?
     
  6. RG NIGHT HEIR

    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    All 4 feet imbalanced, too long hoovewall longer on outside on right and shorter on inside left as much as I remember
    He watched him travel in both directions, walking trotting,circles straight
    Right outside wall too long horse was ouchy on his right trotting and with hoof tester.
    Left his problem foot wasn't a problem today.
    He cleaned out the frogs and took down the heel and rounded the front.
    He suggested to Bute him for 3 days and then on Thursday to check how he travels.
    He also will contact my Vet talking to him about his findings.He said his coffin bone is very holy .
    If not better on Thursday then x-ray right etc and put some shoes on him afterwards.
    I was blown away by this guy and differences in my horse's hooves.
    If it's not raining tomorrow I will take pictures.
     
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    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    The coffin bone is supposed to be porous. I would recommend you get Pete Ramey's book and educate yourself on feet, study the hoof anatomy, plus look up articles on his website and on easy care boot website. Lots of free resources available. .
     
  8. RG NIGHT HEIR

    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    Yup,I read about the coffin bone ,it is porous due to all the blood vessels.
    It is raining today so pictures are out.
     
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    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    Thanks for the inquiry. He is ouchy due to being barefoot and the changes in his angles etc.Bute daily to keep him comfortable. He is out on semi soft dry paddock,more sand than rocks.
    I'll give him 2 more weeks off only do some groundwork for 20 minutes to keep him moving.If absolutely no improvement then Vet before shoes.
    Saving money for an MRI but very expensive.
     

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