At least two radiographic projections demonstrating the fracture line are necessary before a definitive diagnosis is made.
Over the years, I have had a number of patients who come in with complaints of pain in the inner center part of their arch.
The bone may break down because of excess force, underlying bone weakness, or a combination of these two factors.
It is advised that if you notice any changes within your horses demeanour that you consult your veterinarian professional immediately.
Navicular fractures often require surgical intervention, though they can be treated conservatively in some cases 4.
An accessory navicular is an extra bone that is on the inner center arch of the foot.