The bandage should be thick enough to prevent rubs but not too thick to allow the bones to move beneath the bandage.
Materials needed for the bandage beneath the splint include cotton combine or roll cotton, brown gauze, Vet-wrap, and elastic tape.
Wood is a difficult material to use because small pieces do not provide enough strength while large pieces do not conform to the leg well.
Cast material conforms well to the leg but does not provide as much support as a true cast when placed over a bandage.
Premade stainless steel splints are very convenient for immobilization of distal limb injuries but alone provide little lateral to medial support.
Place a dorsal splint on the forelimb or a plantar splint on the hindlimb from the ground to the proximal edge of the third metacarpal/metatarsal bone.< div class='tao-gold-member'>
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