Hello everyone! I just decided to come here and make a post to get some peoples opinions/advice on my horse and I’s current situation. My horse Shadow is a 14 year old and he seems to have popped a splint not only on the lower inside of his right front leg but on the lower outside. I first noticed the splints around 3 weeks ago when Shadow was getting his feet done. He ended up pulling up lame but I assumed it was him needing new shoes since his feet were overgrown. My farrier recommended simply cold hosing the splints several times a day and then using DMSO underneath a standing wrap.
My problem is it has been around three weeks and I have seen little/no improvement. I am not confident enough to wrap standing wraps on my horse myself because I don’t want to cause anymore damage than what is already there. I cold hose his leg 3-4 times per day and for around 10 minutes at a clip.
Has anyone had a similar experience with their older horses getting splints? Any advice or change of action I should make? Should I get my vet involved at this point?
Thank you all so much in advance for your help! Shadow and I thank you