Strain Of The Hip-joint, FeMur, Hurdle-rone, Whirl-rone, or Round-rone. Injuries of this kind are frequently brought on by negligence in riding or driving, and sometimes from a sudden slip of the animal's hind feet on a bad road or pavement, whereby he is thrown upon his side: in some cases the head of the bone or cup of the joint may be affected ; in other cases the thigh and hip joint are so severely injured, that violent inflammation and lameness of the parts ensue. When the strain has been of a slight nature, it may not be perceptible at first, further than a tenderness in leaning on the limb affected when in exercise; but, if he has been left to stand for a short time in the stable, and be taken out, the lameness will be obvious. In this case the horse must be kept quiet in stable for some time afterwards, until by repose he gradually recovers his strength. In severe strains a strong blister should be applied to the part, and if necessary it would be expedient also to fire the limb injured, and of course bleed and purge.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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