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Nerve blocks - the lame horse Owner Factsheet

Lameness is a common problem in horses of all ages and types. It can be frustrating, expensive and time-consuming trying to get to the bottom of the problem. Unfortunately horses, unlike people, cannot tell us the source of pain; hence the need for a variety of diagnostic tests accompanied by often multiple imaging modalities in order for an appropriate diagnosis, treatment plan and prognosis to be made.

What are nerve blocks and how do they work?

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What can I expect to see after a nerve block has been performed?

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My horse has been blocked what next?

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When shouldn't nerve blocks be used?

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Are nerve blocks only used in the lameness case?

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