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  1. #1
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    Default avulsion fracture of the navicular bone/impar ligament

    My newly diagnosed navicular horse (8 year old appendix) had an MRI today showing an avulsion fracture of the navicular bone/impar ligament.

    My vet said he would have a 50/50 chance of being sound for flatwork again at some point. The hospital vet said sometimes the bone heals up to just keep breaking apart again (in navicular horses). I guess fractures in a healthy bone are one thing, fractures in a diseased/degenerative bone is another?

    Does anyone have any experience with this? treatments, outcomes, etc?

    First step is some major shoeing at the hospital.
    Last edited by LDavis104; Oct. 14, 2012 at 07:01 AM.
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    Just bumping - anyone dealt with this type of fx in a navicular horse?

    First round of shockwave complete, hospital farrier doing shoes tomorrow and then he comes home. Polyglycan injection of coffin joint set for next week (as a less expensive alternative to IRAP), and strongly considering going ahead with the Tildren as well...
    "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse..." ~Revelation 19:11



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