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Marilyn Lee-Hannah (Austin)
Posted on Wednesday, Jun 13, 2001 - 6:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My 5 yr old throughbred gld was a few month ago diagnoses with a curb. Now after blistering he is perfectly sound. He has been jumping and not having any problems. Although my farrier has recommended not to put corks on his rear shoes. I occasionally show on grass I am afraid that he will slip barefoot or without corks. Also after I take him for a hack his curb tends to be a little sore, could it be the pressure from the cement that he is not used to? any advice would be appreciated.
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM (Dro)
Posted on Thursday, Jun 14, 2001 - 5:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Marilyn,
I should mention that the curb would have healed without the blistering, to prevent others from feeling it is needed.

When you say it tends to be a little sore, what makes you think this: lameness or manipulation of the site.
DrO
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Marilyn Lee-Hannah (Austin)
Posted on Thursday, Jun 14, 2001 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr.O
It tends to be sore when I lift his other hind leg. He has trouble standing on it after a hack. I only blisteres because the vet reccommended it. Was that a mistake
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM (Dro)
Posted on Friday, Jun 15, 2001 - 12:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If he is not lame at the trot at the time you pick up his leg, I don't think his lack of willingness to stand on it is caused by pain. It is unlikely the blister helped heal the curb but other than tne discomfort it caused when applied it obviously has not prevented healing either.
DrO
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