Yesterday when I went to visit my horse I noticed she was drooling a lot. (When she opened her mouth a bunch of saliva just spilled out.) I went about doing my normal routine. I put her in the walker and watched her for a while. While she was in there I notice she started foaming a tiny bit but figured it was just from the earlier saliva or something. In her stall, I watched her eat and she kept opening her mouth and holding it in an open position (for about 3 seconds or so) as if she was trying to have something fall out but she continued to eat anyway. I figured she was just being weird because I had added joint medication (in the form of pellets) to her feed, maybe she didn't like that taste??
Well today I went to visit her and she was drooling again. I took her out and she began foaming. There became so much foam she actually started having bubbles just fall from her mouth. She also started making a squeaky sound as if she was chewing on a bit. Actually, if you can just picture a horse chewing on a bit with a lot of foam and that squeaky sound they can make, that's what my horse is acting like.
I had another boarder give me her opinion and she thinks my mare needs her teeth done. She said she felt some hooks but I'm still not that sure. Her teeth were done this past August, could she really need her teeth done again so soon? Also (I know this is terrible) before she had her teeth done in August, she never had her teeth done for a 2 year period and she never foamed before. (I know the teeth thing is terrible and after a long ordeal got it taken care of)
Has anyone ever dealt with anything like this? Since its the weekend the vet is unavailable. I'm just really worried.
Oh and I don't know if it matters but she is 12 years old.