Foal Easy Splint
The Foal Easy Splint is another easy-to-use, inexpensive, reusable and customizable splint. The splint is used to correct Flexure deformities. This splint is available in two sizes and conforms to the posterior of the foal’s front leg. Constructed of rugged copolymer plastic, it is stronger than PVC pipe, less brittle, and easier to modify.
The splint is set in a neutral position, slightly oversized to accommodate a thick wrap, and gently flared at the edges to minimize pressure. If adjustments or customization is needed, heat with a heat gun or trim a hack saw.
Advantages of the Foal Easy Splint
- Conforms to shape of foal’s leg
- Smooth flared edges, decrease incidence of rubbing and pressure sores
- Cost effective solution
- Easy to modify
- Durable, reusable
Medium ( 24’’ long) 9.5 “ mid carpus to mid fetlock
Large (26” long) 10.5 mid carpus to mid fetlock
The Frank™ Foal Easy Splint is a pre-fabricated copolymer splint, available in two sizes, shaped to conform to the posterior of the foal’s front leg. It provides the veterinarian with an easy-to-use, inexpensive, reusable and customizable splint. The splint is set in a neutral position, slightly oversized to accommodate a thick wrap, and gently flared at the edges to minimize pressure.
The splint can be trimmed or heated to modify for a closer fit.
To trim: use a cast saw or hack saw, and smooth with a file and sandpaper.
To heat: use a heat gun or propane torch, heating the plastic until clear or glossy. Reshape as needed, hold the position until cool, or dip into cold water.
Care and Cleaning
- Your brace is made from copolymer plastic. It must be used with a wrap.
- To clean, use mild soap and a soft cloth.
- Allow to air dry completely before storing.
- Store above freezing and below 85 degree F. Pronged very hot temperature can cause plastic to change shape. Temperature below freezing will not damage the plastic, but will necessitate warming before use because the plastic becomes brittle when cold.
Warning: These braces are to be used under the supervision of a veterinarian. Consult your veterinarian for wearing schedule, precautions, and limitations. The brace is only one element in overall veterinary care. There is no guarantee that injury will be prevented through the use of the product, or that the product will provide the desired results.
Warranty: We guarantee the workmanship and materials of our products. The veterinary professional should contact us if dissatisfied for any reason.
Here at Veterinary Inclusive Prosthetics Orthotics we offer all of our Boots, Braces, and Splints custom as well as prefabricated. We are here to accommodate you and your horse’s specific needs