First I'll start with Phantom's.
Phantom is around 26 (don't know his exact age) I recently had to stay at the barn for a couple of days while the BO was away. During this time I noticed Phantom was wadding up hay and spitting it out. I was not told about this, but thats not what this thread is about. Anyway, I knew he had teeth problems from the beginning because he would mush and spit out his grain and then eat it again. He however was NOT having issues with his hay at that time. So I got him on Sentinal Senior feed which dissolves in his mouth so he barely has to chew. Everything was good no more problems after that until I noticed the hay wads.
So my question is what would I have a better chance of getting him to eat chopped hay or soaked hay cubes? I've discussed it with the BO's wife and she is worried about him choking on chopped hay or not eating the soaked cubes. I know hefll eat the soaked cubes because he loves when I make a watery mash of his grain. I'm afraid if I buy it he won't get it.
Also, Phantom's one front tooth looks odd. It's the one on the corner on the left side. I had an AMAZING picture of it but stupid me accidentily hit delete instead of send on my phone ~grr~ so we'll have to deal with a not so helpful but slightly so one. It's like green and looks like someone took cement and packed it around the tooth because it is an odd non-toothy shape. Nothing comes off when I scrape it and it seems to have a bit of a space at the bottom of it. Also on the top you can see the tip of his tooth coming through the center. His tooth is still white itfs just this odd green stuff. Maybe the tooth died and changed shape/color? There's no infection as far as I can tell. Years ago when Phantom got a tooth infection he got pretty sick; snotty, stinky mouth and snot, the works.
Here is a picture. Sorry like I said my silly self accidently deleted the perfect one.
And now for Dice.
We found out in May when his teeth were floated and his wolf teeth removed that he's prone to capped teeth. He had one and the baby tooth had to be pulled to give the adult tooth a chance on falling into place properly. It has thank goodness but yesterday I made a discovery that slightly worries me. Dice seems to have another capped tooth. BUT the tooth coming in is lodged behind two adult teeth. Ifm not sure what to do. Itfs an adult tooth coming in behind two adult teeth. My horses all had their teeth done last May and have an appt in March to have their teeth done again. Do you think this could wait? Or should I have the dentist out sooner? This is really odd and I'm wondering if it's going to effect him in some sort of way. The tooth is deep in there and I don't know what could be done to fix it. Would he need to have surgery to removed the displaced tooth?
I have pictures they may be blurry because Dice was not exactly happy with me holding his mouth open and poking around for 10 minutes haha.
Here they are at different angles.
It's the middle yellowy tooth in between the two white teeth
Here's the best shot I have from underneath so you can see exactly how the tooth is growing.
This is the same picture as above I just circled the tooth in question.
And this is just because he's cute
Edit: Sorry the one picture is so small. Also, for some reason whenever I made a contraction the apostrophe got changed to an "f" I think I got them all but if I didn't I'm sorry.