Inside the hoof, 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), and the bottom part of the short pastern bone, which forms the distal interphalangeal or coffin joint with the pedal bone.
While improvements have been made in the treatment of bone fractures in horses in recent years, they typically remain difficult and expensive to repair, but pedal bone fractures are an exception to this. When the injury is diagnosed promptly, and treated correctly, the prognosis for full recovery can be excellent.
Fixing fracture bones with plates and screws can offer a horse a fighting chance of returning to soundness, as Andrea
Diagnosis of a defect in the bone, which is known as a cyst, can throw a horse’s athletic future into
An abscess in the hoof can be excruciatingly painful for the horse but this common problem is normally quite straightforward
Lameness is the most common reason for older horses to be put down, so find out when it’s serious and
Degenerative joint disease / arthritis in horses is a common cause of lameness in horses so find out how to