Lindsay Cotterell DAEP, Dip.IAZ

NAVICULAR SYNDROME TREATED USING HEART BAR SHOES

ARAB X SUFFERING FROM NAVICULAR ISSUES.  SHOD WITH HEART BARS AND LAME IN BOTH FRONTS AND SUFFERING FROM CONSIDERABLE BACK PAIN, ESPECIALLY THE LUMBER AND HAMSTRING AREA.  

 

REPORTED TO BE STUMBLING AND HAD FALLEN SEVERAL TIMES

 

DISPLAYING STRONG DIAGONAL ASYMMETRY.

 

SENSITIVE AROUND EXTENSOR TENDON AREA, UP BOTH FRONT SHINS.  DISCOMFORT AND MILD SWELLING BOTH KNEES.  RESPONDED SIGNIFICANTLY TO GAUGED HOOF TESTERS ON THE NAVICULAR AREA, RIGHT FRONT WORSE THAN LEFT

 

HORSE LYING DOWN REGULARLY DURING DAY TIME AND WHOLE DEAMEANOUR MISERABLE AND DISPLAYING AGITATED AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR.

 

SPECTRUM OF USABILITY SCORE - 3

 

TREATMENT

Fungal Infection treated using Clean Trax

Followed up using Spectrasan

Poly Flex Wraps used on fronts for two trim cycles

'SOS' Therapeutic Hoof Pads and Boots  

Progressive exercise program

Visited regularly by Chiropractor

Concrete turnout utilised

 

AFTER FIRST TRIM CYCLE IMPROVEMENT WAS CONSIDERABLE.  IN SIX MONTHS HORSE ABLE TO PERFORM AT ALL PACES AND TERRAIN.  OVERALL WELL BEING DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR STOPPED ALONG WITH LYING DOWN DURING DAY

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