A little background - My mare has recently been diagnosed with navicular and then sore hocks - she's been seen by the vet more times in the past 2 months than I have seen the Dr in the past 2 years!! She has corrective shoes and is now flexion tested sound on the front end, we injected her hocks about 2 weeks ago, and I was just cleared to put her back in full work. I rode her lightly on Wed and didn't notice anything odd about her legs. On Friday when I was grooming her I found this bump just below her hock - it's the size of a splint, but cold, hard, and not painful. I went ahead and rode her and she was ok (normal by her standards). I called my vet and she thinks it is a splint, but that it definitely was not there when she injected the hock.
So... my question - has anyone had a splint pop with no heat, swelling, etc... or is there anything else it can be??
She's currently on 2 more weeks of no work just in case *sigh*
Pic - it's the bottom bump...
ETA - that's her right hock, looking at it from her front (the bump is on the outside of the leg)
Could be...but it's on the outside of the leg, and almost too low. The sudden appearance also doesn't really jive. I suppose it could have been hidden by her hair - but the vet didn't see anything there either (2weeks ago). I'll have to research some more! Posted via Mobile Device