Navicular syndromeNavicular disease, podotrochlear syndrome, navicular disease, podotrochlear syndrome: all these terms refer to the same condition. Navicular syndromeNavicular disease, podotrochlear syndrome is a degenerativeCaused by wear, and associated with activity, work or ageing. condition which, in the vast majority of cases, affects the forelegs.
The term syndrome is used since the damage affects not only the navicular bone, which can be seen by radiography, but also the adjacent structures (perforating tendonFibrous structure connecting a muscle and a bone., collateral ligaments, etc. ), which will often also be damaged.
Locomotor symptoms associated with the different types of navicular disease are however very consistent.
To know more about navicular syndromeNavicular disease, podotrochlear syndrome, you can download the leaflet published by CEVA ANIMAL HEALTH UK for horse owners here: