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post #11 of 20 Old 05-28-2008, 11:51 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.
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. ;)
i've always gotten confused with canines and wolf. I mean, they seem to be the same name. Haha.
Canines are FILED, not pulled. I know this.
Wolf teeth are the ones pulled.
Simple mis-naming problem. Lol

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post #12 of 20 Old 05-28-2008, 11:58 PM
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Canines, there are exceptions to nearly all rules. ;) Some mares will get them.

I'm glad you were simply confused by the names.. I was worried about ya.. ;) I just think of it as wolf hides(hard to see them and they are sharp lil varmits) Canines more like your dog, out in the open. ;)
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post #13 of 20 Old 05-29-2008, 09:36 AM
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Not much to add to this topic other than... I found Angel's tooth in her water bucket once. :) I kept it. I wonder if the horse tooth fairy ever came by for her.


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teehee... I meant wolf teeth, you guys new that from my description of them... teehee... I said they are sharp little nubs... forgive me please, pretty please... I'm a blonde.... sharp nubs man, I described them! I did... I just didn't use the right word... Oh..... boohoo.....
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post #15 of 20 Old 05-29-2008, 10:11 PM
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Our dentist recently floated our horse's teeth. I know you just got the name of the teeth confused, but he told me a story of a vet recently trying to pull the canine teeth because they were interfering with the bit. The vet almost broke the horses jaw! My dentist came in and filed the problem tooth, and it was all fine.

So you got the name wrong, a vet actually tried to pull them!

Now you don't feel so bad about messing up a name do you?

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post #16 of 20 Old 05-31-2008, 07:40 AM
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Can you tell me what floated means, when l first got my mare l saddled her up for the first time got on and over her head l went, when l recovered from that we did it again , just when l started to think she wasent right for me l called the dentist he pulled out 2 fractured wolf teethand cleaned her up, lv never had a better horse, but am l missing something with floating the teeth
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post #17 of 20 Old 05-31-2008, 07:51 AM
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Horses's teeth grow during their life and are naturally worn flat from the grinding of chewing. Depending on the horse and the diet, they can get sharp points that can cause gum/cheek pain. Floating just files them flat.

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post #18 of 20 Old 05-31-2008, 08:14 AM
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Oh l get that done l just didnt no it by that name. Thankyou
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post #19 of 20 Old 06-01-2008, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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Our dentist recently floated our horse's teeth. I know you just got the name of the teeth confused, but he told me a story of a vet recently trying to pull the canine teeth because they were interfering with the bit. The vet almost broke the horses jaw! My dentist came in and filed the problem tooth, and it was all fine.

So you got the name wrong, a vet actually tried to pull them!

Now you don't feel so bad about messing up a name do you?

Deanna
wow, I feel a lot better then that guy probably felt. Haha.

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post #20 of 20 Old 06-01-2008, 11:38 AM
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You can find lots of good info on equine teeth and dentistry on the pages linked to below:
http://www.horsedentist.com/Site%20M...try%20Articles

http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications...000/sp0008.pdf

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