Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
I would have a vet out every year for an annual floating. The vet can tell you if the horse can go longer or needs to be seen more often. I would not just decide "he seems fine, I won't do teeth this year." You aren't a vet, without being able to crank their mouth open and knowing what to do look for, you aren't going to know if they need it or not. Just because your horse isn't *acting* like he's in pain doesn't mean he isn't, and there are many issues that will need routine floats to get under control, even if they aren't particularly "painful."
Shots is entirely up to you. I only give tetanus and I do that myself, but it's just as easy to have shots done at the same time as the teeth floating.
Other than that, unless your horse needs a vet, there's no real reason to have one out more than the float just because. I think it's a good idea to have your vet check out a new horse so they can get familiar with them in normal circumstances, but that's all I can think of.
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Last edited by riccil0ve; 01-06-2013 at 04:22 PM.