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post #1 of 13 Old 12-28-2009, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Losing Grain

So this might be a stupid question but it seems when my horse eats his grain he loses a lot of it (like it falling out of his mouth), and I don't know if it is just because he is a sloppy eater or he might need his teeth check. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 13 Old 12-28-2009, 04:59 PM
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He probably needs his teeth floated. Call your vet.

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post #3 of 13 Old 12-28-2009, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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^^ that's what I thought, thanks.
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post #4 of 13 Old 12-28-2009, 05:05 PM
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I had my horses teeth floated because she does this. A few months later she started dropping her grain again. She gets fed in a pan on the floor and gets her feed soaked and has yet to have a problem. (I might have the vet look her over when he comes out for shots in a few weeks.) I trust this dentist, but I have used a woman before who did an aweful job.
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post #5 of 13 Old 12-28-2009, 05:06 PM
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If he still does it after he's had his teeth done... use a feed bag.

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post #6 of 13 Old 12-28-2009, 07:24 PM
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I'd definitely suggest getting her teeth done. If it doesn't solve the problem, have you considered soaking the grain some?
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post #7 of 13 Old 12-28-2009, 08:31 PM
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Or he could have some type of infection.
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post #8 of 13 Old 12-28-2009, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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He is perfectly healthy horse so im not sure about infection but i'll keep that in my mind b/c you never really know. Lol
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post #9 of 13 Old 12-28-2009, 08:40 PM
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Horses natural instinct is to try and hide health problems as much as they can, because in the wild if they showed signs of weakness they wouldn't last long. Try looking in your horses mouth.
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post #10 of 13 Old 12-29-2009, 01:56 AM
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Yeah, I would get his teeth checked/floated.

But I know horses with the 'lazy lip' sometimes have grain fall out of there mouths, but in small amounts.
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