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Leg splinting

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Leg splinting

Splints are most commonly used in foals to treat flexural limb deformities. This is where one or more of the joints in the lower limb is excessively flexed due to contraction of the tendons at the back of the limb.

Examples of leg splints on foals with flexural deformities
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