Re: Navicular comfort

Lavinia Fiscaletti

Hi (?),

Sorry to hear that your mare has been uncomfortable. It's likely both the injection and the shoes are temporarily helping her comfort levels but they won't overcome issues with the trim which usually underlie both a navicular problem and thin soles.

It would helpful to see any radiographs that have been done and a set of hoof photos. Usually, there are trim issues involved and any kind of appliance is only a band-aid for the real problems that are aggravating the navicular area. Ditto for the thin soles, with the added thought that diet can play a huge role as excesses and deficiencies of key nutrients will impact the hoof's ability to grow sole.

Jan 2005, RI

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