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How have splints been treated?
 
Some methods are difficult, painful. expensive and often unsuccessful. These methods include blistering, firing, laser, radiation, steroids, and surgical removal. Easy, topical treatment with Splintex has proved the most successful.
 
“I have found that when Splintex is used on acute periostitis of the second and fourth metacarpal or metatarsal bones that it can prevent the deposition of bone leading to an exostoses, commonly known as a splint. I feel by following the directions given that the chemical ingredients of Splintex produce an increased oxygen tension in the localized area. This will prevent the deposition of new bone. Also, due to the prolonged inflammatory response, there is a drop in the tissue pH, which is also incompatible with the deposition or laydown of new bone. Because of the renewed inflammatory response from the chemicals within Splintex it will stimulate delayed or healing fatigue causing the local tissue and periosteum to reduce in size as the healing becomes more complete.“
L.H. Evans DVM
 
Prevention:
 
(1) Avoid excessive concussion and strain especially with young horses.
(2) Maintain hooves properly.
(3) Feed nutritionally balances grains and forages especially to young horses. Alfalfa is a good feed. However, it is best to feed alfalfa only in grass mixtures to rapidly growing horses.
 
 
Fresh Splints:
 

Fresh splints are best treated topically with Silver Splintex t.m. and gauze or cotton bandage. (Leg brush included.) Elimination of the fresh splint may occur as early as 3 five day cycles, although some cases require additional treatment.

Horses with hot splints should receive lay-up or complete rest with exercise limited to hand walking.

 
Cold Splints:
 

Cold splints are best treated topically with Gold Splintex t.m., bandaging optional. (Leg brush included). At approximately 20 days the enlargements appear to flatten with dramatic reduction of the splint as early as 30 days. Treatment should be continued to achieve complete elimination.

Horses with cold splints may follow their daily routines without interruption unless lameness is present.

 
 
 
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