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Navicular Problems in Horses

A Look at Navicular Problems in Horses


What to Watch For – What Can Be Done

Navicular problems in horses are the most common cause of lameness in horses.  In fact, the navicular bone, plays a major role with the overall health of the hoof and of the whole horse? Navicular problems in horses are brought about by various issues. They include improper trimming of the hoof, short or long term shoeing, and/or an inadequate natural environment.

A navicular bone is located directly behind the coffin bone and is held by tendons and ligaments. This navicular bone has two main functions:

  • Protecting the joint and tendons from pressure and concussion.
  • To act as a valve for blood flow to the coffin bone and corium in the hoof.
Learn about Navicular issues

Signs & Symptoms of Horse Navicular Problems Include

  • A short, choppy stride along with lameness,
  • Toe first gaits (tippy-toeing),
  • Weight shifting from foot to foot,
  • Soreness after working.

This can worsen when the horse is worked in a circle. Especially in activities such as lunging. Stumbling can occur frequently at all gaits, or even the simple walk. When horses are asked to step over obstacles such as ground poles, tree roots or rocks. It can be maintained by regular farrier work and in some cases special shoeing. This can add extra support to the foot, ligaments, and structure of the leg.

Nutritional Support for Navicular Problems

NZYMES® Sprouted Granules is a powerful Super-food protein formula which supports all aspects of musculoskeletal recovery.  The super-food protein helps support anything related to the bones, muscles, tissues, and hair of the horse. They provide resources to the body to enhance natural enzyme activity, and produce the horse’s natural antioxidants. They ease inflammation and support strong bone density.

Such antioxidant enzyme and cellular-level activity can support natural processes involved in the reduction of toxic and free-radical damage. All the various joint and muscle structures of the body, including navicular, are subsequently affected by these natural, enzymatic activities.

What to Expect…

We expect to see a noticeable difference in the free and easy movement with a horse using NZYMES® Sprouted Granules. For many years, this product has shown wonderful results, like this example case with Kira. 

Providing horse owners the desired results they’re seeking through simple nutrition is our goal. Natural products, like our Sprouted Granules, can play an important role in supporting the navicular recovery process, and many others. To try this “all-natural” approach, click below. All Nzymes® products are sold with a 120-Day Money Back Guarantee.

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