splint bone


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splint bone

n.
Either of two small metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses or related animals.
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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.
Runner-up to Brave Inca in last season's Supreme Novices Hurdle, he made a winning debut in November over fences at Thurles, but hasn't run since then owing to a fractured splint bone.
He'd fractured a splint bone and he'd been swimming, but there's no substitute for cantering and he was not fit that day.
But the 11-year-old has since suffered a hairline fracture of the splint bone and connections have decided to call it a day.
The unbeaten three-year-old, who defeated Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Hansen on his seasonal debut last month in the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park, has fractured a splint bone in his off-fore and will require surgery.
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.
Medial splint bone As we have outlined in our Born To Run blogs on the racingpost.com/bloodstock website, Born To Run is fully recovered from a minor setback that kept her on the easy list for two weeks.
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.