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post #1 of 5 Old 07-28-2008, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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can shin splints affetct an older horse

my horse may have shin splints but I don't no what to look for and I don't no if they can affect and older horse
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-29-2008, 09:24 AM
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most likely need xrays-shin splints for people are very painfull-
What makes you think that is what it is?

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well the farrier said dhe might have them and I was doing some research. Somewhere it said that if they haave bumbs obt he inside of the cannon bone they may have them. Which she does.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-29-2008, 11:28 AM
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poor baby that has got to hurt-i would think that it would be worse for an older horse-ask your vet-he/she may have some therapy or something?????? One cool thing about our horses-expensive but cool-ya get a farrier and a vet to bounce opinions off. If one doesnt spot the problem the other may.
Good luck I hope it is something simple!

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-29-2008, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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than my vet is coming out for a checkup on one of my other horses and I will be sure to ask her if she sees anything. I may also call our leg vet
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