Can a horse recover from a rotated pedal bone?

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My friend has a horse with a rotated pedal bone. Can they recover?


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  1. There are some medical conditions which will preclude the horse from healing the rotated pedal bone, but otherwise yes.

    A rotated pedal bone can take anywhere from 3-6 months to heal though proper medical treatment may be required for more severe cases (usually with fractures).

    Horse owners should look out for signs like lameness, increased weight bearing or increased sensitivity to palpation of the injured area.

    Typically, horses still walk on the injured leg by disguising it as one of their three non-injured limbs; however if they don’t recover after six weeks there is a chance that there could be nerve damage or other complications like hematoma or fracture.

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