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Marilyn Lee-Hannah (Austin)
Posted on Thursday, Mar 8, 2001 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

We rested our horse, treated with cold and then blistered for his curb. Now with work, it has returned though he does not appear to be lame on it but the area is tender to the touch. What should we do now?
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM (Dro)
Posted on Friday, Mar 9, 2001 - 5:05 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Marilyn,
You should contemplate the meaning of: he is not lame but he is tender to the touch. (This chinese philosphy stuff is hard to shake.) There are two points of view you should consider:
1)If someone had blistered my plantar ligament, I would be right sensitive about people getting close to it again.
2)He puts hundreds of pounds of pressure on this area when he trots, how does that compare with your palpation?
The article explains much about treatment and the significance of a curbs appearance.
DrO
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