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Can newborn foals pop splints?

Discuss normal, abnormal and immediate post-foaling issues.

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Can newborn foals pop splints?

Postby librarydragon830 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:42 am

My colt is about 11 days old now. I noticed a few days ago that he has little hard protrusions a couple inches above his pasterns. They are less than the size of a small marble, kind of rounded like a marble, but one each on both front legs. I didn't notice them before, so not sure if it's a new development or if I am just noticing because of handling his forelegs. I read where sometimes the end of the splint bones in young foals are rather prominent, but not sure that is what this is. He is definitely not favoring them and I don't see heat or swelling associated with them. He runs around and cavorts freely.

Thanks.

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