Diagnostic Anaesthesia

Using nerve blocks and joint anaesthesia, different areas of the horse’s affected limb are anaesthetised. Thus, a step-by-step pain relief from distal (lower limb) to proximal (upper limb) is achieved. The painful region of the horse’s limb is thus systematically localised and information is obtained on which area of the limb causes pain.  As a second step, separate joints can then be anaesthetised in order to localise the cause of pain even more precisely. This is usually carried out as an ambulatory examination and you may accompany your horse.