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        08-07-2008, 11:23 AM
      #1
    Foal
    grinding teeth

    My horse grinds his teeth all the time. We just had his teeth done I was hoping that his teeth were the problem but he keeps doing it.
    What could I do to help stop it?
         
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        08-08-2008, 11:26 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    Grinding teeth can be an indication of pain and is associated with gastric ulcers. You should discuss this possibility with your vet.
         
        08-08-2008, 11:49 AM
      #3
    Foal
    We had his teeth done and he had a few ulcers on the side of his mouth but wouldn't they be healed by now (he was a rescue case)
         
        08-08-2008, 12:07 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    I'm not talking about ulcers in his mouth, but ulcers in his stomach.
    A high percentage of horses used for competition/showing have Gastric ulcers which can lead to chronic mild colic, unthriftiness, irritability, cinchiness, reduced performance, odd eating behaviors, etc.

    Here are tons of articles on ulcers:
    http://www.thehorse.com/TopicSearch/...nID=7&n=Ulcers

    This is a great one to start with:
    http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=4356
         

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