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Splints, surgery, and suspensory,

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    My horse popped a splint about two years ago. He returned to soundness but the swelling of the splint never went away. My trainer recommended that I have it x-rayed again which I did and it revealed that the the calcified bone was growing and it COULD grow into the suspensory. She said that we could have surgery for 3,500$ and have the splint bone removed and he would be off for a month, or we could wait and the splint might grow into the suspensory which in that case we would have to have the surgery and he would be layed off for 7 months. But, she also said that the splint could stop growing and never cause a problem. So my question is if there are any ways to help the splint stop growing i.e. icing, wrapping, sweat wrapping? And what I should do because money is somewhat tight so if there is any way to avoid the surgery that would be ideal but I dont want to be putting my horses health at stake? Thanks for your help

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