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    In your experience do nerve blocks consistently work on hoof abscess? Just wondering a friends horse had what they were hoping abscess but nerve blocks have done nothing so they are thinking something else. Horse is getting worse so just curious how well abscess respond to nerve blocks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fharoah View Post
    In your experience do nerve blocks consistently work on hoof abscess? Just wondering a friends horse had what they were hoping abscess but nerve blocks have done nothing so they are thinking something else. Horse is getting worse so just curious how well abscess respond to nerve blocks.
    A nerve block, depending on its placement should block pain from whatever source. However if the block was not well placed, or did not get the nerve serving that area, you still will have pain.
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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