I have just about decided to send my horse to surgery to have a bone chip from his fetlock removed. I have gotten 2nd and 3rd opinions from very respected vets, and everyone has said the same thing-- it is a new fracture, needs to come out, and my horse may or may not return to the level of performance he was at previously.
I would love to hear about your experience with bone chips& surgery. Where was it? How long was your horse laid up for? Is your horse sound now? Did he return to previous level of performance?
My mare Merry, had chips removed the year before I moved to Indiana 994; the next year she was able to jump in M & jumper classics with my business partner; after that season, she was retired and bred; and was sound enough to keep track of three colts and their moms I admit I was terrified before the surgery, but, loved , love, loved seeing her jump around courses and hearing others talk about my "wonderful mare"