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    08-23-2012, 04:32 PM

My paint is drooling... he's done it a few times before but always stops a few hours later.

Why would he be drooling?
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    08-23-2012, 04:33 PM
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    08-23-2012, 04:35 PM
They are on a bale right now. Little grass, they get alfelfa cubes daily and sweet feed, also Vitamin B1. He's the only one that I know that does it.
    08-23-2012, 04:37 PM
That's all I got :) sorry. But I'd also like to know what it might be :)
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    08-23-2012, 06:01 PM
Your Horse’s Strange Slobber

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    08-23-2012, 06:19 PM
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If you're reasonably sure you're not dealing with slobbers:

While this rarely happens (at least so I think), get way down under his tongue and check for polyps. Or have the vet thoroughly check his mouth for polyps. Even a thorn, or something similar, that may be embedded in somewhere in the side of the mouth, causing him grief.

My gelding had a polyp waaaay down under his tongue when I bought him as a coming three year old and the vet popped it right off with his thumb.

Then, when this horse was around 17 or 18, he started drooling really bad, so I called the vet out and asked him to pull this horse's tongue out to check if that polyp may have grown back.

It had -- big enough that the horse needed sedated to have it cut out.

Once he healed, the slobbering was gone.

Infected teeth might also be an issue.
    08-23-2012, 06:30 PM
Check his teeth also

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