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    04-18-2010, 10:46 AM
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4 Year Old needs Teeth Floated?

My 4 year old mare, Kariba, needs her teeth floated. She turns 5 on the 26th. She has maybe had them done once in her life.....? And is very green broke, so a bit hasn't been in her mouth much.
SO I was wondering- Why does she need them done so young? We are getting them done, but I'm just wondering if it's normal? I know they should get them at 2, but it all depends on the horse,so........
     
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    04-18-2010, 10:50 AM
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Yearling
Not all horses are on the same floating schedule because the wear of the teeth is affected by conformation and diet as well as just age. Horses with better alignment of the teeth wear more evenly. Horses with higher concentrate diets tend to wear less evenly than those on a total forage diet. So, horses should have their teeth checked every year and floated as necessary.
     
    04-18-2010, 11:08 AM
  #3
Yearling
We start ours on annual dental checks at 2yrs.
     
    04-18-2010, 11:16 AM
  #4
Green Broke
My filly is just turned 3 and needs to be floated - her wolf teeth need to come out, and she's already developed massive sharp ridges front molars. She's been kept to a diet of hay and grain most of her life, meanwhile Shay-las 3 year old filly still has great teeth from being allowed to graze in a huge pasture most her life.

Age has nothing to do with it - it all depends on wear patterns.
     
    04-18-2010, 11:26 AM
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Thanks. My dad doesn't ebleive they need to be done before I start riding her, blah blahblah. I am calling the vets' tomorrow,though, for an appointment to gt them done before I get the snaffle in her mouth. Thanks all! Now, if only someone could give me a link to teeth floating info online, that'd be great! :)
     
    04-18-2010, 12:44 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I have mine done yearly starting at 2 by a dentist. They usually do a more thorough job that last longer. Wasted too much money on bad floats so I will only go to a dentist
     
    04-18-2010, 12:48 PM
  #7
Green Broke
My mare started having hers done at age 3. Just depends on the horse.
     
    04-18-2010, 12:49 PM
  #8
Showing
My friend's equine dentist has said that from the time they're 2 or 3 until about 6 or 7 (I believe) they should have their teeth checked at least twice a year, or if they show signs of needing it more than that, and floated accordingly. My friend's coming 5 year old mare has had her teeth floated 3 times in the past year.
     
    04-18-2010, 01:10 PM
  #9
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Equine Teeth Floating

Flotaing Horse Teeth | The Equine Dentist | Horse Teeth

And this is the one you'll get the most out of, since it has a "Schedule"

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