A horse splint is a bony growth that can be found on the splint bones of the horses lower leg.
- Concussion on hard ground.
- Direct trauma to the splint bone itself.
- A bony lump can be felt anywhere on the horses splint bone, most commonly on the inside of the leg.
- Splints can occur between the cannon and splint bone are unable to be seen or felt these types of splint injuries are known as blind splints.
- When the splint injury has just happened the area will be hot and a soft swelling can often be felt.
- This will then harden and become cold over a period of 2 to 3 weeks.
- There will be lameness initially, which will subside as the splint hardens.