How to tell old splints from new splints?

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How to tell old splints from new splints?

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    10-18-2012, 06:28 PM
How to tell old splints from new splints?

Okay, so I'm a tad bit confused surrounding Indie's front splints. I e-mailed the seller asking, so I should get a reply in a few days but until then...

I was looking through some old pictures, ones from two years ago.. and she didn't seem to have the splints. I'm just wondering if maybe the picture was older and just added later, or if she got the splints after her racing career?

My main reason for wondering is because I'd like to know if there's any possible way to decrease the size perhaps. The vet said they're more cosmetic if anything but I'm curious.

Thank you!
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    10-18-2012, 06:52 PM
I heard back from the seller, and she said that she believes that Indie acquired the second splint at one point this summer, likely while kicking out at flies. (she does get quite irritated with them and she was confined more to a stall)

Are there any treatments I could do quite easily? There doesn't seem to be any swelling whenever I look at them, nor does she mind me brushing over them. I had bought some DMSO at the farrier's suggestion but he told me that he'd show me how to apply it next time he came to do her feet. (next weekend) He used to work at a racetrack quite a bit and said that they often used it for swelling.

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