Navicular disease with axis deviation of the navicular bone in a 33 months old mareJournal: REVISTA MVZ CÓRDOBA (Vol.15, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Authors : Jaime Alvarez P; José Cardona A;
Page : 1970-1975
Keywords : Navicular bone; navicular bursa; axial desviation; mare.;
A case of navicular disease with vertical deviation of the longitudinal axis of the navicular bone in a mare pure gauge, 33 months old, from the municipality of Monteria (Cordoba, Colombia), which was detected signs of intermittent claudication in the right posterior support in toe, tap steady and abduction, increased volume in the bulb side of the member, marking painful step. On palpation sensitivity was determined on the back (bulbs and heels) of the helmet law, bending test positive node in the hind limbs, more marked on the right, so it was done radiography of the foot and podotroclear system, detecting lysis of the flexor cortex and loss of cortico-medullary differentiation with axial deviation of the navicular bone. These clinical and radiological findings are mainly due to navicular disease. This condition is also known as navicular syndrome in horses, which is a chronic, degenerative and progressive, characterized by affecting the navicular bone, navicular bursa or areas adjacent to the deep digital flexor tendon. Drug treatment was performed which allowed full recovery of the patient.
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