Broken splint bone. Surgery tomorrow post 14
My horse had a pasture accident that resulted in a broken splint bone on the right hind that has pulled away from the cannon bone. The horse is a 17 yo Morgan cross that is insulin resistant and has to be on a strict diet and exercise program.
Option A: confinement and rest for 30 days Re-check for healing. If its going well continue rest until completely healed. My vet is not optimistic about this option due to the splint bone pulling away from the cannon bone. However, if I try option A and it doesn't work I can move on to option B. The only thing lost is time.
Option B: surgery to remove the broken piece. Will need a few weeks of stall rest to recover from surgery.
The X-rays have been sent off to UGA and Auburn vet schools for opinions and surgery quotes.
Any advice, handholding, etc will be greatly appreciated.