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  • Horse bone spur in rear pastern
  • Bone spur in horse pastern

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  • 2 Post By Patty Stiller

 
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    08-24-2014, 03:52 PM
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Foal
Bone spurs

My Draft/Quarter cross is developing bone spurs on the sides of her pastern joint. She also has a thin navicular bursa. Is there a way to reduce or prevent the spurs from enlarging and to boost the thickness of her navicular bursa?
     
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    08-24-2014, 05:41 PM
  #2
Yearling
Hard to give specifics on what might need to change in the trim or shoeing without hoof pictures and Xrays.
But in general , reducing the leverage all around the foot helps.This could be done using some kind of a "full roller motion shoe" of some type. That reduces the amount of movement in the affected joint as the leg rolls over the foot.
And the hoof balance must be carefully assessed from the internal aspect. That means by looking at bone alignment INSIDE the foot and seeing if any part of the trim or shoeing needs to be changed. The goal is to have the pastern and coffin bone at the same angle and be sure the bottom of the coffin bone is level from side to side.

And the break over point (the place the toe rolls over) should be set nearly under the end of the coffin bone tip to reduce stress pull on the navicular bursa and surrounding tissues as the foot rolls over.
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    08-24-2014, 06:32 PM
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Green Broke
Fascinating Patty! I plan on buying a horse back in a few years who had a bone spurs developing when I sold him. I've been wondering about how to accommodate this when I get him back.
     

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