If matters are not dealt with quickly, the pedal bone
can continue to rotate through the sole of the hoof and unfortunately, if this happens then euthanizing the horse is unavoidable.
We hoped it was an infection or bruise but X-rays revealed it was a cracked pedal bone
Attraction suffered a pedal bone
fracture after winning the Cherry Hinton Stakes by five lengths last July and she has not raced since, although Johnston gave her a racecourse gallop at Ripon last Saturday.
Mark Johnston has issued an upbeat report on star filly Attraction, who is currently sidelined with a fractured pedal bone
ATTRACTION has been ruled out of next Thursday's Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes after cracking her pedal bone
Sadly he fractured a pedal bone
at the end of the year and never ran again.
The useful pair Fixe Le Kap (rated 133) and Romain De Senam (136) finished fifth and sixth in that contest and, while Lou Vert's British debut has been delayed by a fractured pedal bone
, he looks a smart prospect.
The laminae is the structure which bonds the hoof wall to the bone inside called the pedal bone
Thousands of fans sent good luck messages to him after he broke his pedal bone
during his last ever race - some just addressing them to Arkle, Ireland.
Once she recovered from problems with her knees and a fractured pedal bone
in a hind leg last autumn, however, Johnston had always been adamant that her training regime had gone perfectly to plan.
However, the filly has been off the track since that win in July after first suffering an overreach before fracturing a pedal bone
in the build- up to the Cheveley Park Stakes.
In the x-rays the fracture line is still evident but we expected it to be so - that tends to be the case with pedal bone