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post #1 of 7 Old 10-24-2008, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Smile horse still quidding hay after float...

Hi! geez, i've been posting alot! Anyway, my horse about 3 weeks ago began quidding his hay. I already knew he needed his teeth floated and the vet was shedualed to come out. So the vet came out last saturday (1 week ago) and a day later, he was still quidding his hay and even a little more than before. Then i though..." well maybe he is just sore in his mouth from his teeth being floated". But here i am a week later and him not being able to eat almost any hay. He chews it with no problem but spits it out before swallowing. He dosent looked distressed at all when he does this as i have watched him for 10 minutes. While he is chewing, he acts normal like picking around his hay and putting some in his mouth. But he raises his head and spits it out and repeats. He eats his grain fine, no dribbles. Eats grass fine, no quidding there. Drinks water fine. Eats treats fine. So im at a loss. I will call the vet tomorrow but has anybody exsperinced this at all??or any advice on what it MIGHT be? that would be great! thanks a ton!
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-24-2008, 10:42 PM
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I have known vets not to do the best of job during floats and miss the back teeth...that happened to an old Clys. and he wouldn't even eat...he lost LOTS of weight and looked horrible.

I had an experienced dentist come out and do my horse's teeth. I got to feel the teeth before he did anything, then afterwards.

So my only idea might be that the vet missed some teeth
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-25-2008, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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I did have the dentist come out. He is my vet but a certified dentist. I will let you know what the vet says later on :)
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-25-2008, 10:33 AM
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Please let us know what the vet says. It sounds really odd and I have no help for you ....sorry
I wonder if it isn't his teeth at all but something in the upper gut or throat that is making it difficult for him to swollow. or maybe his hay is bad, any mold or other nastys?


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post #5 of 7 Old 10-25-2008, 10:55 AM
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My horse got his teeth done this week, and the vet found burrs under his tounge, stuck deep in there. He said it was from a batch of Oat hay that was probly cut when it was to mature? Anyways maybe he has something like that?
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-26-2008, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Update: i called the vet and he has said that the lesions i his mouth might not have healed from the floating and that can take up to 2 weeks. He also said that there were some abnormalities in his teeth but he wasent sitting in front of cotton's chart so he couldnt tell me exactly what they were, but nothing too serious. He also said to give him 2grams of bute yesterday today, and 1 gram monday and tuesday, and call him on tuesday so he can tell me more about his mouth and to give him an update. so thats where i stand now.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-26-2008, 12:49 PM
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My sisters pony quidded, we had the best dentist in the country come and sort her out fixed the problem, lol

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