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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May. 26, 2005

    Default Time span from toepointing to lame....

    My big bodied ISH has been pointing his left front while on cross ties for a few months now. I recognize this as being indicative of navicular because I have seen it many times before. He is not currently lame and hasn't been lame. I had my vet come out and take films because he popped a wicked splint (sound on that too!) so I had her do navicular films as well. His last set of films was 2 yrs ago and on those films we saw a significant assymetrical outside side bone on his left front but no navicular changes. He now has 2 significant lollipops on the left side of the nav bone but the sidebone hasn't changed.

    I realize that every navicular case is different, but does anyone have a timeframe of their own horse from when he started toepointing to when he became unsound? I don't really understand why he would toepoint if he's still painfree enough to be sound.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 21, 2009


    Habitually toe pointing when standing IS lame.
    Patty Stiller CNBBT,CNBF,CLS, CE
    Natural Balance Certified Lameness Specialist ,instructor.

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