Navicular Syndrome Factsheet

Navicular Syndrome (NS), also referred to as Caudal Heel Syndrome or Podotrochlosis, is perhaps one of the most frustrating of all hoof related lameness problems. However, new therapies have improved the long- term outcomes and Navicular Syndrome is no longer regarded as a need for early retirement in a successful horse. Early prevention and management methods as well as joint supplements are helpful in reducing the clinical signs and lameness associated with Navicular Syndrome.