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    06-04-2012, 03:32 PM
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Foal
Horse with a chipped front tooth

I have a peruvian paso that is just wonderful. She is very healthy except she has a chip on the front tooth. The Vet said not to worry but has anyone out there dealt with a horse with a chip and is it something to get fixed down the line?
     
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    06-04-2012, 03:36 PM
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Your vet is right, there's nothing to worry about. Horse teeth aren't like people teeth, and they don't need to be fixed like ours.

A horse's teeth continually grow their entire lives, up until 26 or 28 years old. Which is why although horses don't need root canals or braces, it's important to have their teeth checked for hooks and sharp points at least once a year. Grinding down a horse's teeth to make an even wearing surface is called floating. Many horses need it done once a year or even more often, while others can go several years between floatings.
     
    06-04-2012, 03:56 PM
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Foal
Thanks
Our vet came out in April for their shots and she checked their teeth to see if they needed them floated this year but so far she believes that they are fine. Last year, she took out a wolf tooth? I think that is what it was called and floated both of their teeth. That is when she said that it was unnecessary to fix the chip. I didn't know that they continued to grow. Does that mean as she floats, the chip will get reduced little by little?
     
    06-05-2012, 07:12 AM
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Showing
A wolf tooth can interfere with chewing and the bit, so it's best to get them removed.

Yes, the chip will eventually be gone.
     

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