Navicular syndrome is a cause of lameness that can appear in horses of any breed or discipline. It can be limited to one limb; however, it most commonly affects both front hooves, causing bilateral lameness. The condition has no cure and is ultimately career-ending, but it can often be managed to make afflicted horses more comfortable.
We’ll spend the month sharing information about navicular syndrome, including diagnosis and management strategies. Look for our fact-based navicular syndrome content and graphics throughout December on TheHorse.com, as well on The Horse’s Facebook page, Instagram feed, Twitter feed, and e-newsletters.