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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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
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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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A red-hot ante-post favourite for the 2000 Guineas all winter, the son of Dubawi had to miss his intended starting point in the Greenham Stakes because of a splint bone injury and Gosden then ran out of time to get him ready for the Guineas.
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Christmas, who is based at Silkstone Common, near Barnsley, said of the 10-year-old: "I bought him privately in May 2013 but he's had a string of injuries since then and was forced to miss the 2015 season after fracturing a splint bone.
We have been investigating why he is lame on his off-fore splint bone and we're trying to work out what is the best course of treatment to get him back on the racecourse as soon as possible.
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.
Twiston-Davies said: "He's suffered a small fracture of a splint bone in a hind leg unfortunately.
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If the pain seems intense or if the pain and swelling do not decrease, the splint bone actually may have fractured and injured the tendons in the back of the leg.
"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."