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    08-07-2008, 12:23 PM
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, 12:26 PM
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, 12:49 PM
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, 01:07 PM
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:

This is a great one to start with:

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