Normal Gums??????

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Normal Gums??????

This is a discussion on Normal Gums?????? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-17-2011, 04:16 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!

Sponsored Links
    02-17-2011, 06:27 PM
My horse has this as well. Same with my shetland. It may just be colouration, im not sure.
    02-17-2011, 09:38 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, 09:52 PM
A horse's gums should be bubblegum/pink.
    02-20-2011, 12:41 AM
I looked at Tess's and I realised that it has gone away. I have no idea what it was.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is normal ? squeak351 Horse Health 6 06-06-2010 09:48 AM
Sore Gums Alexia Horse Health 1 04-06-2010 11:09 AM
Is this normal? paintluver Horse Health 13 02-22-2010 05:27 PM
Is it normal... smrobs Horse Health 10 08-04-2009 03:04 AM
gums receding- periodontal disease Jeana_Moyls Horse Health 1 03-29-2007 08:30 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0