splint bone


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splint bone

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

splint bone

n
(Zoology) one of the rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses and similar animals, occurring on each side of the cannon bone

splint′ bone`


n.
one of a pair of rudimentary bones of the horse and allied animals, situated on either side of the shank at the back of the legs.
[1695–1705]
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Noun1.splint bone - a rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bone on either side of the cannon bone in the leg of a horse or related animal
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
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The top of the splint bone fractures and can cause serious lameness initially, but the bones then knit together, which is what causes the small lump.
His SEASON was BROUGHT tO an abrupt end THROUGH injury, ALTHOUGH his recent NOTTINGHAM VICTORY SHOWED he is nOw cOmpletely RECOVERED FROM that fractured splint bOne and is a real fOrce tO be RECKONED with.
The five-year-old was last seen finishing third in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, but fractured a splint bone after.
Pearl Secret was restricted to just the one run in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last year due to fracturing a splint bone, possibly something the Qatar Racing trainers might be nursing after Sunday, although some are reporting niggles in the run-up
Twiston-Davies said: "He's suffered a small fracture of a splint bone in a hind leg unfortunately.
He has suffered a small fracture of a splint bone in a hand leg - the obvious race for him is the [Argento Chase] race at Cheltenham in January," said the 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero's trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies.
He fractured his splint bone on the inside of his near-fore.
Katherine was glad to be back competing with St Merryn," added Felicity, "As the horse broke a splint bone the night before last year's championships.
The injury, a fracture in the splint bone behind the 4-year-old colt's right shin, was discovered in X-rays after swelling appeared following a workout Sunday morning at Santa Anita.
X-rays have shown that Double Trigger did not break an ofore splint bone in his third Doncaster Cup victory earlier in the month but trainer Mark
Ben Schachter at Wellington Equine, Wellington, FL, operated on a racehorse named Balloo to repair a fractured splint bone.