Kimzey Leg Saver Splints give support along the front of the leg. This frontal support allows the immediate relief of pressure on the damaged area and quick stabilization.
The splints are designed primarily for use on a front leg, however some patients will tolerate it on a hind leg. This must be determined on an individual basis by the veterinarian. A special splint for a hind leg is available.
Comprised of aluminum with a neo-foam lining, the splints are quick and easy to apply, durable, and well tolerated by the patient. Three nylon and velcro straps secure the splint to the injured leg while a fourth strap at the base of the splint holds the hoof firmly in place.
Kimzey Leg Saver Splints are not only an aid in emergencies, but may also be used as additional support after a fiberglass cast has been applied, or left on a horse with broken sesamoid bones until they are completely healed.
The Kimzey Leg Saver Splint fills the need for satisfactory stabilization of severe injuries on the racetrack including fractures of the sesamoids, fractures of the long and short pastern bones, fractures of the cannon bone, and failure of the suspensory ligament system.
An additional brace can be added to your Standard Leg Saver Splint for cannon bone and knee injuries. Four connecting screws allow easy conversion from the Standard Leg Saver Splint to the Long Splint (shown below right).
The Foal Splint is the same as the Standard Leg Saver Splint on a smaller scale. It can be placed on a newborn with contracted tendons, allowing it to walk normally. After a few days the splint is removed, partially straightened (using correct straightening procedures to prevent cracking the aluminum), and placed back on the foal. After several days, the foal should be able to walk without the splint.
Other splints available include the Quarter Horse Splint and the Warm Blooded Splint. The Quarter Horse Splint is slightly shorter and the Warm Blooded Splint has a larger hoof holder to fit the patient.
Custom splints are also available because sometimes a certain angle or other feature is desired.
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Specifications: Standard (thoroughbred) Splint has a total length of 20 inches (51 cm) with a hoof holder measuring 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) inside.
Quarter Horse Splint has a total length of 18 inches (46 cm) with a hoof holder measuring 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) inside.
Warm-blooded Splint has a total length of 20 inches (51 cm) with a hoof holder measuring 6 1/4 inches (16 cm) inside.
Long Splint US$ 587.81
Standard (thoroughbred) Splint for front leg US$ 362.04
Quarter Horse Splint for front leg US$ 362.04
Warm-blood Splint for front leg US$ 362.04
Standard (thoroughbred) Splint for hind leg US$ 398.34
Quarter Horse Splint for hind leg US$ 398.34
Warm-blood Splint for hind leg US$ 398.34
Foal Splint US$ 305.53
Above prices do not include shipping, applicable taxes or duties.