Treating Navicular Disease with FormaHoof
by Joel Brown, USA
Notes: “It’s an awesome change in 60 days, FormaHoof has opened the door for a better future for this horse and owner, I’m happy to be able to offer this opportunity for the horse to rebuild its foundation – the hoof.”
Changes: Switched to that new barefoot front mould to go for a full 8 week cycle, even if the application might need some extra trimming. The horse runs a medial flare as it is base narrow, in my opinion trimming to balance often grows a straighter, correct structure.
For additional information about this case, feel free to contact Joel directly.
About Navicular Disease:
“Navicular disease is one of the most common causes of chronic forelimb lameness in the athletic horse but is essentially unknown in ponies and donkeys. Navicular disease is a chronic degenerative condition of the navicular bone that involves 1) focal loss of the medullary architecture (with subsequent synovial invagination), 2) medullary sclerosis combined with damage to the fibrocartilage on the flexor surface of the bone, 3) traumatic fibrillation of the deep digital flexor tendon from contact with the damaged flexor surface of the bone with adhesion formation between the tendon and bone, and 4) enthesiophyte formation on the proximal and distal borders of the bone.” (source: https://www.msdvetmanual.com)
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