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    Navicular and barefoot - thoughts

    I have a navicular horse and have just taken the shoes off, could never really pin point the exact lameness but he had lesions to DDFT and synovitis in both coffin joints so was treated for both with steroids and shockwaves and shod is remedial shoes with a mid plate - all fine for a year, came...
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    Barefoot navicular help - boots/advice/books to read etc

    Ok finally on the laptop (sound very tech-phobic when I say that but I just can't do proper posts on my phone as it's just a faff!) Firstly thank you all (esp @Boulty) for your comments and links to things, really helpful and given me lots to read through. I am loving the Hoofgeek website and...
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    Barefoot navicular help - boots/advice/books to read etc

    I didn’t want this to go unreplied to as honestly this is so helpful and so grateful you took the time so I’m going to answer properly when I am on my laptop later! :)
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    Barefoot navicular help - boots/advice/books to read etc

    I know this a very overdone topic on the forum but could do with being pointed in the right direction of some useful threads or good advice groups for all things to do with barefoot rehab for a horse with navicular. I am already on barefoot horses uk and barefoot for navicular on FB. Apologies...
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    Wrong thread!

    Moved to Vet thread!
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    Foot balance query & wwyd?

    The farrier is coming back tomorrow so i'll have a chat with him about some lateral extensions or something to support the heel, at least for now, i'll need to have more of a think about barefoot, like I said, I am really not in a good set up for it at the moment and can't go through what I went...
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    Foot balance query & wwyd?

    Yes you're right HM he's got flare on both however he did start growing his hoof at a new angle when the new shoes were put on which I was told to expect so not sure if that's the cause. In terms of heel support, could this be achieved with shoes? I feel that there needs to be more shoe further...
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    Foot balance query & wwyd?

    Sorry the photos are so giant - it's either tiny thumbnails or massive photos! They aren't the best angle, I should have tried to angle the foot down and some slow mo walking videos would probably be good too!
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    Foot balance query & wwyd?

    Yes I know shoes ultimately won’t fix it, it’s just happened since shoeing hence the second opinion. Really feeling lost about the barefoot vs shoes, I’ve done all of the reading and then I’ve tried to take him barefoot before, I got a trimmer, boots and sorted the diet and just couldn’t get...
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    Foot balance query & wwyd?

    A bit of background: 13 year old Cob diagnosed with degeneration of navicular bone in RF (suspected since birth or v. young age) discovered using MRI last September after showing 1/10th lame on hard ground (took him for a poor performance work up). Also slight strain of DDFT and synovitis in...
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    (Wrong area) Foot balance query and a wwyd?

    Posted on the wrong section - now on Hoof care!
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    Wormng question

    Thanks - I called the vet and they said to worm, see how he goes with it and then retest to make sure it is actually working. He is fine in himself when he has it, no change personality wise its just his poos go very sloppy for a good few days afterwards, spring grass like pats!
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    Wormng question

    Yes the yard requires us to worm over 200, his came back at 275. If I was able to stay in the same field or same 2 fields all year round I would probably ask if I could leave it this time and retest next time but we rotate the fields in summer and winter and I might even end up in a different...
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    Wormng question

    2 and a half years, for the first year and a half he was on one yard and then moved him last year
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