A surgical procedure in which the nerve supply to the navicular area is removed. The toe and remainder of the foot have feeling. Also referred to as "posterior digital neurectomy" or "heel nerve." Also known as "nerving."
Removal of a section of nerve to eliminate or reduce sensation in part of an animal's body. This procedure is often performed to alleviate pain within the horse's hoof. After such a neurectomy, the horse may not be considered entirely sound because the mechanical cause of the problem still exists.
Surgical cutting of a nerve to relieve pain.