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post #1 of 3 Old 03-01-2012, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Pony Is Still Quidding after a visit from dentist ??????

My 8yr old Sec A childs pony has been losing condition gradually the past few months. A few weeks ago I noticed him quidding on his hay so I called the dentist out. He said his teeth very very sharp and irregular and did quite a lot of work rasping them. Days later he was still quidding which I put down to him maybe being still sore but over a week later he was no better if anything slightly worse. The dentist has returned but can not find anything wrong now which could be causing him to continue to do this???? He advised feeding hard food to try to maintain condtion which im doing and he eats that fine including chaff ! I've tried changing his hay / haylage but he's still doing it ??? Im getting concerned as he's a much loved childs pony and is usually a good doer so any advise is very welcome please ???
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Could there be any sores in his mouth left behind from his teeth? Did the dentist check for infected teeth/gums/jaw? If that's all clear then it might just take a while and you might just have to make sure he's getting his nutrients from grain until he figures out he can eat it again and stop quidding.

You can try wetting the hay for him and see if that helps? If his teeth were really bad it might just take a little extra time for him to go back to eating his hay.

If he doesn't stop quidding you might want to check with your vet? (if it's different than your dentist)

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Hi, well there were no obvious signs of any soreness etc and he's eating his hardfood which includes carrots and chaff without any problem at all. Im going to try turning him out when I can to encourage him to chew grass and see if that will break the habit. Other than that im at a loss ??
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