The New International Encyclopædia/Splint (horse)

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The New International Encyclopædia
Splint (horse)
Edition of 1905. See also Splints on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SPLINT. A bony enlargement on the horse's leg between the knee and the fetlock, usually appearing on the inside of the fore leg, frequently situated between the large and small canon bones. It is usually caused by concussion, and is most common in young horses that have been driven rapidly along hard roads before their bones have become firm.