These are rtgs of my 5-year-old gelding taken today. He is lame. Is there anyone good at reading x-rays? The vets found cysts on his navicular bone (left front leg) and his trot improved 70% after local anaesthetic had been used. The osteophytes on his coffin and pastern bone seem to be inborn as they occur on both legs and most probably they don't cause the lameness.
Both vets said that the prognosis is uncertain or guarded to sad. However, the second vet was at least more "optimistic" as far as using Tildren as a "who knows?" cure is concerned. The first vet told me that people usually get rid of such horses and buy new ones. I don't want to give up on this horse. He is my friend and I feel responsible for him.
Any pieces of advice would be appreciated.
LEFT - the vet said it is not a good photo
LEFT - skyline view