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post #1 of 20 Old 05-26-2008, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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I need some information on teeth!!

when i was younger i wanted to be an equine dentist, so i did a 4-h project on a horses mouth. so i know where most teeth are and etc.

what i don't know is WHEN these teeth should all come in!

When do you think that the k-9s will need to be pulled?
what other teeth need to be pulled?
I have heard that a lot of young horses loose teeth as they get a little older?
when will this happen, if it will at all?
and what should i do to make this process as easy for him as possible?

ANY WEBSITES AND OTHER INFO ON YOUNG HORSES TEETH WOULD BE GREAT!

Because im SURE you know that equine dentists are very expensive!

THANKS!

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post #2 of 20 Old 05-26-2008, 06:31 PM
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heres a few I found:
http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...outTeeth.shtml

http://www.horsequest.com/journal/health/teeth.html

I thought this one was really good too
http://www.hanne.com/teeth-ageing.html


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post #3 of 20 Old 05-26-2008, 06:51 PM
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From what I understand, you don't have to pull the wolf or bridle teeth unless the horse has problems with them.

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post #4 of 20 Old 05-27-2008, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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the reason you'd pull the canines is because they could interfere with the bit and cause discomfort.

thanks for the links/ =]]]]

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post #5 of 20 Old 05-28-2008, 04:48 PM
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The canines should be pulled at least 2 weeks before you put a bit in the horses mouth. I had mine pulled right before he turned 2. I'm not sure exactly what age they come in, they don't come in like regular teeth, they are just little sharp points that stick out of the gums, that's why they sometimes interfere with the bit. Those are the only teeth you would need to have pulled. It's not a real bad cost... farm call, drugs and pulling, about $150ish....
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My horses teeth I dont thin have come in what yall are talking about or from what I hvae noticed I dont think they have came in yet

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My horses teeth I dont thin have come in what yall are talking about or from what I hvae noticed I dont think they have came in yet
they won't come in if you have a mare. lol
if you have a gelding or a stud then they will.

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the reason you'd pull the canines is because they could interfere with the bit and cause discomfort.
Actually you do not pull canines. The teeth that cause the problems are called Wolf teeth and are located directly in front of the molars. Canines are located in plain sight just a wee bit behind the incisors with a gap behind that where the bit rests.. Once again Canines are NOT PULLED...

I didn't read further yet, so if someone already said so, sorry for the repeat. ;)
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they won't come in if you have a mare. lol
if you have a gelding or a stud then they will.
Sigh, some mares do get them, some "boys" do not..
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they won't come in if you have a mare. lol
if you have a gelding or a stud then they will.
Sigh, some mares do get them, some "boys" do not..
http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...outTeeth.shtml

according to that site, geldings and studs get canines. not mares.

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