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post #1 of 11 Old 03-27-2008, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Would you buy a horse that had navicular surgery?

There is a horse I like who is having navicular surgery on the 1st. He is a rescue and the rescue is having the surgery done prior to placement.
I want to know if you would buy a horse who had had the surgery?
I have been doing some research but don't know much about it.
Here is the mare I am looking at:

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-28-2008, 12:08 AM
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Personally, no. They are restricted in what they can do, and there is no guarantee that it will fix the problem... well it doesn't fix the problem, it just makes the horse unable to feel pain.


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post #3 of 11 Old 03-28-2008, 03:22 AM
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No I wouldnt. I feel sorry for this poor guy. I find would it to much of a risk long term wise.
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post #4 of 11 Old 03-28-2008, 08:58 AM
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Like JDI and M2G said, I wouldn't do it.

I'm pretty sure but don't quote me on this that navicular surgery only blocks the nerves in the hoof doesn't actually fix anything. I'm pretty sure that navicular can't be fixed. I have heard that corrective shoeing does help, but again does not cure. So personally, no I would not buy a horse that has navicular no matter what the circumstance.
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Like JDI and M2G said, I wouldn't do it.

I'm pretty sure but don't quote me on this that navicular surgery only blocks the nerves in the hoof doesn't actually fix anything. I'm pretty sure that navicular can't be fixed. I have heard that corrective shoeing does help, but again does not cure. So personally, no I would not buy a horse that has navicular no matter what the circumstance.
Yes. A horse at my last barn had it done (bless the owner's soul.. she would give her own life for that horse, he has a really good life and is never over-worked or in want of anything.) It does not fix the problem... the nerves are simply deadened so the horse won't feel pain from the injury.


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post #6 of 11 Old 03-29-2008, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Great information, that you very much you guys.
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post #7 of 11 Old 04-01-2008, 04:52 PM
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I wouldn't buy a horse who has had navicular surgery, you couldn't be sure whether or not it would come back.

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post #8 of 11 Old 04-01-2008, 08:56 PM
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There is no cure for navicular. No way to make it go away for a while, no way no how. Don't do it
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-01-2008, 11:45 PM
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There is no cure for navicular. No way to make it go away for a while, no way no how. Don't do it
No way of making it go away - what do you mean Delete? I'm just curious because a gelding I know has navicular, had the de-nerving surgery, and had many a good year without lameness... now mild arthritis has set in, but he's not used much, and is well cared for. Did you just mean there's no permanent cure..?


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post #10 of 11 Old 04-02-2008, 08:22 AM
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I mean make it go away completely. Even for a little bit. There is no way to rid of it. There are ways to reduce it and such. But no permante or temporary cure.
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