Items Tagged with 'navicular'


Research Journal: September/October 2019

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Frequency of Cutting Horse Lameness

Examination of a series of lameness cases in Texas revealed insights into why owners of 200 cutting horses sought treatment at the Texas A&M Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Two hundred cutting horses were presented for evaluation with poor performance being the more common complaint (58%) compared with lameness (42%). All of the horses were lame in at least one limb and 81/200 were lame in multiple limbs.

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Success With Street Nail Procedure

At the 2017 Iowa State University (ISU) Spring Clinic and Competition, veterinarian Dane Tatarniuk and resident farrier Doug Russo discussed the street nail procedure (navicular bursotomy procedure) and the role of farriery for the horse post surgery.
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Treatment For Dealing With Penetrating Injuries

Iowa State University veterinarian and farrier discuss the street nail procedure as treatment and their roles in helping horses recover from this trauma
Whether you are a farrier or veterinarian, a penetrating injury of the foot won’t be a daily occurrence in your practice. Dane Tatarniuk, a veterinary surgeon at Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine, reminds farriers and veterinarians to be prepared and knowledgeable about this trauma because, at some point, it will happen and you’ll be called on in your role to aid in the animal’s recovery.
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Research Journal: May/June 2016

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Joint Injections Compared Joint injections using corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid (HA) or a combination of the two are commonly used to treat synovitis and arthritis in performance horses. In this study, researchers compared the efficacy of one type of corticosteroid (triamcinolone acetate, TA) with and without HA for the treatment of lameness, localized to one limb only that responded to a diagnostic joint block. Eighty horses of various breeds were enrolled in the study with follow-up at 3 weeks by re-examining the horses and 3 months by an owner questionnaire. No other medications were permitted during the first 3 weeks of follow-up.
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A 10-year study in the United Kingdom investigated the relationships between clinical signs, response to nerve blocks, X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings for horses diagnosed with navicular disease. The 4,618 horses examined were presented with a complaint of forelimb lameness and received a typical clinical workup prior to MRI.

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Dealing With Caudal Foot Pain

Effective farrier work is key in the prevention and recovery of navicular disease and tackling the all-important caudal foot pain syndrome disease process.
The unfortunate diagnosis of “navicular disease” has resulted in the demise of considerable numbers of horses worldwide.
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