Can dogs get SHIN SPLINTS?

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Chia Kitai!
Barked: Fri Jul 28, '06 10:32am PST 
Every two or three months Kitai will go lame on a walk. He'll be trotting along then all of a sudden he will go lame on a front leg. If I rub the shaft of the leg for about 15 seconds it goes away and we continue on with the walk as if nothing happened.

Just now he very dramatically limped into the bedroom bearing almost no weight on his left front paw. I rubbed his front leg and he was fine.

It reminds me of when my Dad gets shin splints. So I was wondering if dogs can get shin splints. Has this happened to anyone elses dog?