Navicular disease


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(Far.) a disease affecting the navicular bone, or the adjacent parts, in a horse's foot.

See also: Navicular

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Diagnoses were categorized according to anatomical site affected and type of lesion, as follows: desmitis, tendonitis, bone reaction (sesamoiditis, pedal osteitis, navicular disease, and the distal interphalangeal osteoarthritis), joint disease (articular osteoarthritis), fracture, muscle injury (stretch), others (abscess, laminitis, low back pain or wounds).
It has a sympathomimetic effect and is 40 times more spasmolytic than papaverine.3,4 It is used in the treatment of Raynaud's phenomenon in human medicine and its primary use is to prevent pre-term labour and tocolysis.5 In 1961, the first beta adrenergic agonist drug to be used in tocolysis was IP.6 In 1965, Devries and Wilson stated that IP could be used in cattle and sheep for uterus relaxation in various obstetric situations such as, simple dystocia, embryotomy and caesarean section (CS).2 In veterinary practice today, it is used especially in the treatment of equine navicular disease and laminitis.
Navicular disease (nah-vihck-yoo-lahr) A complex syndrome that occurs when the navicular bone in horses degenerates, causing pain and lameness.
Navicular Disease. Navicular disease is an inflammation of navicular bone and bursa.