splint bone


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splint bone

n.
Either of two small metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses or related animals.

splint bone

the second and fourth metacarpals or metatarsals of the horse that are greatly reduced in size and do not extend as far as the distal end of the third metacarpal.
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Barron said: "He's fractured his splint bone, just below the knee, and how it's happened I haven't a clue.
The splint bones are small in comparison to other bones but help supply support and stability to the knees and hocks.
The winner is trained by Richard Rowe, who said: "He's been a nightmare to train, having been fired and had a splint bone removed, but he's a cracking horse when he's right.
Kalahari King suffered an injury at AscotS in November and trainer Ferdy Murphy said: "He cracked a splint bone and had a slight fracture but luckily Graham [Lee] pulled him up in time.
The British-bred five-year-old has not raced since damaging a near-fore splint bone shortly after winning the Empress Club Stakes at Turffontein in February.
Trainer Micky Hammond said: "He smashed a splint bone when he fell in the Grand Sefton last autumn and we took him straight to Minster Vets in York for surgery.
He had a broken splint bone which is why he hasn't run recently and I was worried that he might lack some fitness," said Monteith, who trains the nine-year-old for Edinburgh-based Ian Bell, who was gaining his 50th success.
When he was getting ready to run in October he chipped a bone in his knee and then fractured a splint bone," said trainer Michael O'Brien's assistant Denis Cullen.
When this fellow won on his debut at Navan in November 2004, he got a cut, which led to a splint bone infection.
Griffin said yesterday: OMirpour fractured a splint bone when he won at Tipperary.
A proven Festival performer, having run Brave Inca to a neck in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle a year ago, War Of Attrition has won both his starts since switching to fences and proved his recovery from a fractured splint bone to record an easy win at Naas in February.