Magnetic boots, eh? I think I'll try the lotion first...not sure if I want to spend 80-100 dollars on boots for a yearling which I'll (hopefully) only use once. Thanks, Frog :)
I wouldn't even bother with an x-ray, but the splint is only about 1 1/2 fingers-width from the knee joint. I've read that the closer to the joint, the more likely you are to have long-term problems...so we'll see what the vet says. He's not lame and there's no heat, though I've been icing it just to make myself feel better.