Does it sound like her teeth need to be floated?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Does it sound like her teeth need to be floated?

This is a discussion on Does it sound like her teeth need to be floated? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-07-2011, 08:17 PM
Does it sound like her teeth need to be floated?

What are some signs that teeth need to be floated?

My mare is eating way slower than normal (usually a vacuum lol), pushing her hay around, dropping her supplement on the ground as she chews it and I found some half chewed up wet hay on the ground. Also she went from her usual calm relaxed happy personality to super worried and high strung the past few days. This is not like her even when she's in heat or naughty or anything the only time she's acted so worried and like she's had 20 energy drinks lol is when she's in pain. It's almost like she feels like she's more vulnerable to a predator and is there for on the look out and must be ready to run at any moment! Lol

Does any of this indicate teeth needed to be done?

She is 4 and has never had her teeth done before...last year I had the vet out who said they were ok and probably wouldnt need to be done till the end of this summer but she could be developing faster right? She has just had a growth spurt both height and quite a bit of width too lol
Sponsored Links
    07-07-2011, 08:24 PM
Yes, the teeth need to be checked, sometimes when the young ones shed the baby teeth, they can retain "caps" and those get hooked & pointy pretty quick.
    07-07-2011, 08:25 PM
I second waresbear, she definitely sounds like she needs her teeth done
    07-07-2011, 09:06 PM
Sounds like the vet isn't exactly up-to-date on current recommended dental practices, either....

It's generally recommended that young horses get their teeth done (or at least examined) every six months until about the age of five. Then annual examinations are still the norm. All lot of people (and vets) don't do this, but that doesn't mean it's not important....

I'd almost want to shop around for a more highly recommended equine vet who is mroe experienced in dentistry when it comes to getting her teeth floated.
    07-08-2011, 05:46 PM
I agree with Bubba.. I bought my gelding when he was 2. The first thing I did was make an appointment with the vet and dentist. Our dentist has been coming and checking his teeth every 6 months til this year, he is going to be 7. The dentist told us this year we could wait to have him out until next summer.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How often do teeth need to be floated? AllThePrettyHorses Horse Health 17 06-23-2011 02:36 PM
4 Year Old needs Teeth Floated? thunderhooves Horse Health 8 04-18-2010 02:10 PM
How important is it to get your horses teeth floated? White Foot Horse Health 26 02-25-2010 07:05 PM
Mare needs her teeth floated Hoofprints in the Sand Horse Health 8 12-05-2008 10:49 AM
teeth floated nldiaz66 Horse Health 1 11-20-2008 11:28 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0