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Navicular

Postby Krobinson_7 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:36 pm

Need any and all advice from anyone thats ever dealt with navicular in there performance horse. Interested.to know what supplements are best and what else helped?

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Re: Navicular

Postby Toni » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:33 am

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Re: Navicular

Postby cisco » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:41 am

I have a gelding who I'm managing to keep sound enough for riding and getting back to barrel racing. I use the barefoot trim with him, which I've found worked best, but have also had wedge shoes on him in the past. I give him Recovery EQ daily in his feed, also give him Previcox to help manage any possible pain, and Isoxoprine to help with blood flow to the feet. He seems to be feeling great, and he was extremely sore before.
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Re: Navicular

Postby Tys-ol-lady » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:43 am

We managed a navicular gelding using Silver Lining Herbs "Foot&Bone", and "Kidney" ona daily basis. He went from needing his feet injected ever 3-4 months, to being injection free. I would also suggest using turmeric (a spice found at the grocery store) to help reduce infammation and pain when you're hauling... 2 tablespoons seem to be about the equivilent of butte, and it wont cause ulcers- in fact we have yet to notice any negative side effects.

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Re: Navicular

Postby huey » Thu May 23, 2013 11:50 am

My hubby is a therapeutic farrier and this is what I'm pretty sure he does. GE Navic shoes. You will see a difference within 5 days if they will help. Within the year (3-4 resets) you will be able to move to an aluminum wedge shoe. I fed a horse navic powder but pretty sure it was really hard on his guts...but we could use him. Keep the weight off!!!
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Re: Navicular

Postby Oakley » Fri May 31, 2013 4:11 pm

We had a heel horse that was navicular
and we had to have him shod every 6wks
to the day, he wore 2degree rubber pads and regular
shoes with rolled toes. Can give you the name of the farrier
Who managed him if you like. We didn't use anything but
Proper farrier work to mange him.


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