Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
Question about nerving
I always learn so much from everyone here on the forum. So I thought I would bring this to you folks to see what kind of insight you all might be able to afford me.
A barn mate of mine has a lovely big warmblood that has struggled with Navicular. Loooong story short, she had finally decided to have him nerved in front. I personally, don't know anything about this... so today after I saw her and spoke with her about it, I Googled everything I could find. Folks on the internet seem to be pretty divided on this sort of thing.
Anyway.... my question is this:
He keeps stomping. Stomping. Stomping. She's had him wrapped, and he's literally trying to rip his wraps off with his teeth. If she pulls his wraps off, he will chew his legs and coronet bands to shreds. She's had the vet out on emergency calls twice now since the surgery (it's been 10 days now), and they keep telling her the same thing... they don't know what to say, they don't know what to do, they don't know how to help. Just give him Gabapentin and Banamine.
Has anyone ever heard of this? A horse having something like a "phantom pain" after being nerved? And any kind of insight that some of you might have on this sort of thing would be most appreciated.
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