Incidence & causes
Incidence and causes of navicular syndrome
Navicular syndromeNavicular disease, podotrochlear syndrome is one of the main locomotor disorders: it is reported to represent 20 to 30% of all causes of lameness of bone origin in the horse.
Navicular syndromeNavicular disease, podotrochlear syndrome appears between 5 and 12 years of age, and generally starts with attacks relieved by periods of remission during which lameness lessens.
A typical degenerativeCaused by wear, and associated with activity, work or ageing. condition in a competition horse (with a long career) or a hack, navicular syndromeNavicular disease, podotrochlear syndrome unfortunately never gets better by itself: the long-term suffering and lameness associated with this syndrome soon mean that the horse is unable to work.