Nerve Blocks

If your horse has been in to your vets for a lameness examination you've probably seen your vet administer nerve blocks.

He will have injected a small amount of local anaesthetic directly around a nerve to remove sensation from a specific part of the foot or leg.
There are usually four points at which nerve blocks are administered and the vet will carry out the lowest nerve block first. The vet will, after time has elapsed to ensure the nerve block has taken effect, then check to see if the horse's condition has improved or not.