Severe enough trauma can fracture the splint bone.
Others may need surgical removal of a portion of the damaged splint bone.
Concussive forces run from the carpus or tarsus into the splint bones.
Surgery to remove the fractured end of the splint bone, particularly in the lower third, is typically successful.
Splints are new bone formation (exostoses) along the involved splint bone.
As a 4-year-old, Real Quiet suffered a fractured splint bone in his right front leg.
Interosseous ligaments: connect the cannon bone to each splint bone.
There is an exaggerated amount of weight supported by the medial splint bone, leading to splints.
The horse will wing in, possibly leading to an interference injury or overload injury of the splint bone.
Thoatherium even lacked splint bones, which are remnants of the second and fourth toe found in modern horses.