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    02-17-2011, 03:16 PM
Normal Gums??????

I had a look at Annies teeth today, the right side was fine, the left side... her gums are blue/purple. IS THIS NORMAL????

Please advise!

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    02-17-2011, 05:27 PM
My horse has this as well. Same with my shetland. It may just be colouration, im not sure.
    02-17-2011, 08:38 PM
No blue/purple gums are not normal. It's usually a sign of illness or poisoning. Healthy horse gums are pink. If he's not acting strange, he might just be a little under the weather. Take his temp. If it's over 101, you've got a sick horsie on your hands.

That being said, sometimes normal is relative. My horse's normal color is a bit more pale than normal, but it's normal for him.
    02-17-2011, 08:52 PM
A horse's gums should be bubblegum/pink.
    02-19-2011, 11:41 PM
I looked at Tess's and I realised that it has gone away. I have no idea what it was.

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