Inflammation in the left front deep digital flexor tendon

Hello, my horse had an MRI on his left fore. He has had coffin bone injections and xrays, but he was still a bit off and the xrays didn’t really show anything, so the MRI was recommended. He was a “2” on the lameness scale when trotting in a circle to the left. MRI showed some inflammation in the left front deep digital flexor tendon. The injury is present just proximal to the navicular one and most evident in adjacent to the impar ligament and at the tendon insertion. The bone at the tendon insertion is inflamed and the tendon enlargement has closed the distal aspect of the navicular bursa. The navicular bursa is inflamed with an irregular proximal border adjacent to the deep digital flexor tendon. He will get injections of triamcinolone and shockwave and stall rest. When he gets reshod he’ll get bar shoes and pads. He’s been on OCD for about 7 months, although I recently increased his dose to 2oz since he’s been lame. Will the OCD in the increased amount help his bone to heal? Any other advice you would offer?
Thank you.

— Kathy

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One Response to “Inflammation in the left front deep digital flexor tendon”

  1. DocBeebe says:

    The OCD Pellets are certainly helping with the prevention of the development of arthritis and inflammation. However, I have my horse with a similar situation and although the OCD Pellets keep her comfortable, shoeing correctly with “rocker” shoes made her completely sound. It is the continual irritation of the flexor tendon and impar ligaments that cause the lameness as this results in more and more inflammation on a daily basis. Speak with your farrier and perhaps you can find the solution.
    I will help in any way I can. Thank you for your interest in OCD Pellets. Have a great day!!

    Dr.D.R. Beebe

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