Q) I have had two horses within the last two months diagnosed with inflammation in the navicular bursa. i have had a problem with my farrier taking too much sole out. Could this problem be caused by to thin of sole? In this edition of "Ask the Expert," Chris Gregory discusses Navicular Bursa inflammation.
Chris Gregory of Heartland Horseshoeing School gives us the answer:
"Inflammation of the navicular bursa sac would not be associated with trimming too short. The navicular bursa lies between the deep flexor tendon and the navicular bone, and provides lubrication for the tendon passing over that bone. A thin sole would cause hoof pain and potentially lameness, but not in the navicular bursa."
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