Hi! Today my 11 year old Paint was diagnosed with navicular disease. He'd been mysteriously lame on and off for the past two months and at first I thought it was thrush-due to the wet spring we've had in New England. But the X-rays showed otherwise. It's the dreaded N word. I've only had this guy for a year and a half and I'm devastated. The vet said I may get another year or two out of him with eggbar shoes and bute.
Anyone else have experience with this, or is this information somewhere in a previous thread? I just never imagined I'd be dealing with this. Montana is a drop-dead gorgeous tobiano, sweet and full of potential. I'm 58 and thought he and I would "ride out" my horsey years together. Before him I had a QH mare for 15 years before she died. Wow! Sometimes life throws us a whammy! From what I understand, navicular is the kiss of death.