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Case Study: Dealing with Diagnostic Blocking Conundrums

Case Study: Dealing with Diagnostic Blocking Conundrums

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | Blocking, L Meehan, LT Schroeder

Case contributed by Lucy Meehan, BVSc, MSc, CertAVP(VDI), DipECVDI, MRCVS of Langford Vets University of Bristol This case illustrates two conundrums faced when working up a lameness – partial improvements from diagnostic analgesia (and the decision of when to stop) and when the lameness gets worse before it gets better.  Signalment 5-year-old WB gelding used for eventing.  History Recent LF lameness. Physical Exam and subjective lameness evaluation findings Mild wastage of the left suprascapular muscle.  Upright, boxy front feet (left>right).  2/10 left forelimb lameness on straight line.   3/10 LF lameness lunging to the right.  Baseline Objective Evaluation...

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Case Study: Dealing with Diagnostic Blocking Conundrums