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    02-09-2011, 07:48 AM
Originally Posted by gottatrot    
Also, I would have to get a new vet if they said my horses didn't need to be sedated for teeth floating! If they tried it they'd probably get injured.
There are a surprising number of horses that do not need sedation for floats. I have nothing against a vet trying it with out sedation to see if a particular horse happens to be one of those weird horses that does not mind it. It saves the client money and why sedate when you do not have to.
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    02-09-2011, 12:20 PM
I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but here goes......I'm not saying what you saw your horse do wasn't scary for you, but I'm sure your vet has seen this so many times that it's a non issue for them, hence the chuckle.

I live in a highly horse populated area, a lot of these equines are owned by people who have more money than brains. Think how the vet feels having to not only deal with the horse but he/she also has to deal with their neurotic owners. Again, I'm not referring to you directly, just giving you a "vets" side based on conversations with mine.

My vet is in his late 60's, gruff doesn't even come close to his personality. I love him, he's to the point. Some in my area won't use him because they feel he isn't "lovey dovey" to them or the horse. This guy has forgotten more than most vets will ever know, if I've got a problem he's the vet I want out.

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