These are inflammations of the interosseous ligament that holds the splint bones
to the cannon bone (see Figures 7-1 and 7-3).
"He hasn't got a fractured splint bone
, thankfully, but there is still filling there on the inside of his leg," he said.
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!
STAR sprinter Pearl Secret will miss the rest of the season after suffering a fractured splint bone
"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.
The top of the splint bone
fractures and can cause serious lameness initially, but the bones knit together, which is what causes the small lump.
"He cracked a splint bone
and had a slight fracture but luckily Graham Lee pulled him up in time."
"It seems to be a splint bone
but we're not sure whether he got a knock on it or it's just active.
"He fractured his splint bone
on the inside of his near-fore.
This was the six-year-old's first run since he chipped a splint bone
when making a winning chasing debut at Thurles in November.
The 11-year-old, who won the National Hunt Chase three years ago, fractured a splint bone
at Cheltenham in December and has had to undergo surgery.
If you had offered me that second I would have been delighted because he had such a bad run up to it - the fact that he had fractured a splint bone
and had been swimming a lot but there is no substitute for cantering.
Probably a splint bone
. We'll treat it with hot and cold poultices.
"This horse has had a fractured cannon-bone, a fractured splint bone
and fractured his withers in four places," said Keane of the 8-1 winner.
Things have not gone smoothly since, though, as after War Of Attrition won on his jumping bow at Thurles, he suffered a slight chip in his splint bone
which kept him off the track until last month.