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I Have A Race Horse That Has 2 Blister Lines On His Ankles That Showed Up Overnight? Running From The Top Of Ankle All The Way Down To His Heel. I Have Asked Alot Of People On The Back Side If They Have Ever Seen Anything Like It/ Not A One Has Said Yes.In All The 38 Years My Parents Trained Horses Ive Never Seen Anything Like This Before? So I Was Searching The Net A And Ran Across This Site.I Have Only Asked 1 Veterinarian And He Has No Clue What Would Cause This? Although He Only Seen Pictures Also.Now Keep In Mind That both Lines Are Mirror Images Of Each Other.Any Help Would Be Appreciated.
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         Kenny

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hi i have never seen anything like that either. a blister line to me would indicate that the horse either has stepped into something that cause a caustic reaction or  someone has put some sort of liniment or leg medicine on and it has just blistered  that one area the same on both legs. other then that i have no idea either. thanks ED HESS

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.

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Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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