Dealing with the Equine Splint

by Sarah E. Robinson, Phys Dip Dist (IAAT, IRVAP) When Virginia checked on her beloved Dressage horse in March this year, she found him acutely lame with a huge swelling on the medial splint bone on his fore limb. With fears that his dressage career could be over, the Vet was called and x rays taken to reveal the extent of the damage on what was obviously an active Splint. It had appeared very quickly and Manor was in a lot of pain. He wasn’t weight bearing so the heat and inflammation were immediately dealt with by a prescription of...

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