baby to adult teeth
He will be three in May '09. Been noticing a little "smudge" of blood on the white of his pasture mate. These two guys are pretty close, lippy with each other often. No great amount of blood. Looked at his incissors the other day and had lost one up front and the adult tooth was coming thru. Looked again today because the smudges are continuing. The other front incissor is gone and here comes the adult tooth.
I am believing that the raw gum is from the transition, it is the source of the blood. They are on free choice mixed grass round bale, prepared ration morning and evening, and a big flake of good bermuda in the evening. No appetite/weight problems. The round bale they are in now has some pretty "course" spots in it. The spot on his gum is not overly tender, he will let me touch it, rub the food / blood off it.
Please tell me if I am wrong, I believe everything is as it should be, never have had one this age and the teeth deal. Both the kids are well past the "tooth losing" stage, I promise it has been much easier with the horse. Do I need to go put a quarter under his pillow?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated, Jim.