If an old splint is (still) causing problems, it needs to be xrayed to see if it’s interfering with the suspensory ligament, or is doing something else, and needs to be removed.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for your concern JB. At this point, they have not caused any issues going forward aside from this small incident. Unfortunately she is fragile and if she takes a blow to it hard enough (i.e. Knocks with her hoof or other object) it gets sore as any leg would compromised or not. Unfortunately x-rays will not show whether it is interfering with the suspensory or not. X rays were already taken at the time along with other diagnostics to show it was not interfering with anything else in the leg. I am going to look into surpass to help when she does torque it and gets sore, but unless she is lame from the injury (which she is not) there really isn’t much a vet will do aside from the expensive treatment she received. She wasn’t lame from this either, but having this horse for 5 years she didn’t feel quite right, therefore I wanted something to try and get any, if there even was any, information out. thanks much though for recommending another set of x-rays! At the time during the original battle, the suspensory was a strong suspect but was eventually ruled out.