Navicular Disease in Horses

Don't Give Up On A Horse With Navicular Disease!

Is your horse showing signs of Navicular Disease?

  • Constantly shifting weight from one foot to the other, even while standing
  • Standing with one or both front feet forward
  • Prefers to stand and walk on the toe (tip toe)
  • Has a shortened stride
  • Is showing signs of pain

If your horse is displaying one or more of these signs, then it may have navicular disease. There is hope. Read on for more information on how you can help your horse achieve the best possible outcome...

Has your vetinerian you been told that there is no cure?

Navicular disease in equines is a disorder that results from deterioration of the navacular bone in the horses foot. It is thought to be brought about by persistent hard work that places pressure on the feet. It is not curable. However, it can be treated to reduce pain and discomfort and to extend the performance of your horse.

There are many different ways to treat the condition and some approaches are very successful in some horses whilst other methods prove more successful in others. Read on as I explain the main options available to you...

If your horse has been diagnosed then you probably feel quite sad. Your horse is very important to you and you want it to be able to perform and live a pain free life. Imagine how relieved you will feel when you discover that one of the treatments presented here works for you?

Have you considered these treatments?

Information is power. The first step we recommend that you take is to arm yourself with as much information about navicular disease as possible. Then you will be ready to plan a treatment that works best for you.

Throughout this web site, we present a number of treatments that you might consider for your horse. Each will be covered in detail so that you have the information you need to make informed choices for your horse.

If at first you don't succeed, try the next treatment. Most are not expensive so you can work your way through the options until you find the one that works best for you. I am sure you will be surprised how innovative some of the methods are and the amazing success stories of others that have succeeded with them. So let's get going...

For more information about each option, click the title for more information.

1. Horse Shoeing

2. Analgesic Medication - Bute

3. Photonic Therapy

4. Nerving - Neurectomy

You may find that you will achieve the best results with a combination of treatments, like corrective shoeing and photonic therapy for example. As the last two options involve surgery, you may prefer to start with the first three treatments and only consider surgery if none of these work for you. Remember to consider the combination approach too.

Your Horse Is Too Important To Give Up On

You don't need me to tell you how important your horse is; you already know. There is no quick fix, so be patient and allow the treatments time to take effect. Most importantly, your horse needs you now so don't give in to navicular disease.

You can make a difference so get started today!