Pedal bone fractures: all you need to know

The horse’s foot contains a single large bone (the pedal bone), with a smaller bone just behind it at the back of the foot (the navicular bone). While most bone fractures in horses can be extremely difficult and expensive to repair, pedal bone fractures are an exception to the normal gloomy prognosis for fractures in the horse. And when the injury is diagnosed promptly, and treated correctly, the prognosis for full recovery can be excellent.