Navicular Syndrome

in Health Conditions

Navicular Syndrome

Navicular Syndrome is very difficult to accurately diagnose and is a label that is often used to explain unexplained hoof symptoms and soreness. Most times, similar to laminitis, these symptoms are caused by a combination of diet, nutrient deficiencies, poor hoof trimming, lack of exercise, long-term shoeing and unbalanced hooves. Therefore, a so called Navicular Syndrome situation very often improves with a good health care program and correct trimming. Refer to Laminitis and/or Hoof Health & Nutrition Page for more information.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Symptoms:

  • Loss of general well-being
  • Poor circulation
  • Poor condition
  • Poor performance
  • Weight loss
  • Developmental Problems
  • Depression
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Poor Immunity
  • Allergies
  • Skin conditions
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Soreness and stiffness

Causes:

  • Poor digestion
  • Poor absorption
  • Medications
  • Increased exercise
  • Increased performance
  • Age
  • Stress
  • Illness and disease
  • Probiotic deficiencies
  • Unsuitable or inappropriate diets

Treatment

Diet & Nutrition:

  • Eliminate high sugar/starch diets
  • Eliminate any commercial feeds with added chemicals and additives

Recommended Remedies – dosage as per labels:

  • Pro-Colon probiotics – Restores intestinal ecosystem, improves nutrient absorption, aids immunity
  • Happy Horse – All-natural plant and seaweed supplement for all ages. Rich in organic minerals, vitamins, fibre and anti-oxidants. Aids all health
  • Happy Horse Senior – Formulated for the older horse over 18-20 years old. All- natural plant and seaweed supplement rich in organic minerals, vitamins, fibre and anti-oxidants. The Senior Formulas includes nutritional herbs for brain and nerve.   Aids all health conditions.
  • Riva’s Primrose Oil – Source of GLA from essential fatty acids to support the the immune system, skin, hormones, metabolism and brain
  • Specialized Nutrients – As required

Bone-Up                    Selenium, organic

Iron-Up                      Vitamin E

Vitamin B6                Vitamin C

Vitamin B12              Magnesium Citrate