He GOT a neurectomy.... w/ Updates to the Story.
Vet is coming to block my horse at the nerve where his nerves will be cut so I can get a generalization of how he is going to move, soundness wise afterwards. Is this the general to-do's prior to the surgery?
Vet seems to want to try more "in between" treatments such as injecting the navicular bone with a chance of him being sound or not. Which I do not want to do. I am tired of all the in betweens and want this horse to be comfortable.
I have read good and bad about neurectomy's and I am willing to take the risk. He is not old and his choice is either be sore (even with the right shoeing and bute) and do nothing to rest of his days or cut the nerves and let him go on at least pain free for a while (hopefully a long while). I am aware of the nerves growing back. I know he will not be able to feel the heal of his feet but he will be able to feel his toe... so, there is feeling there to some degree.
You who has had this procedure done could you talk to me about the surgery a bit and the after care? Time on rehab, what was your end result etc?
I know some of you are going to say that you would not do this to your horses and that is fine, that is your choice. This is my choice for my horse. He is in pain so why not fix that to the best I can for him?