Strain Of The Shoulder. Strains of the shoulder appear trifling in some cases at first, and lameness is not observable until the horse cools. In strains of a Severe or desperate nature the animal can hardly lay his foot to the ground, and stands upon three legs. In all slight cases copious bleeding, and confinement to the stable, in a spacious stall, so that he can move about, will be sufficient; but in severe strains it will be necessary, besides bleeding, to introduce a rowel to the chest; and if that be not effectual in removing the strain, the shoulder must be blistered, or the same embrocation as prescribed for strain of the loins should be well rubbed into the chest and shoulder. Send him out to graze in a well enclosed field, and he will gradually recover.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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