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    10-11-2009, 11:36 PM
Question Teeth???

So Champ, my 7 year old QH gelding, was having some issues when I was trying to ride him the other day. He was throwing his head A LOT and seemed pretty uncomfortable all around. I didn't trust myself to know that everything was fine and that he was just acting up so I had someone come out to take a look that was a lot more experienced then I am. He said that Champ still has his "wolf teeth" and that may be why having a bit in his mouth seems to just totally piss him off. He is also seriously in need of having his teeth floated. So now someone is coming out some time this week to extract them and supposedly this will make a huge difference in his attitude when I'm trying to ride. Does anyone have any experience in this? Why does he still have these teeth if they cause so much pain? How much does this normally cost and what is the "recovery time" for something like this?
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    10-11-2009, 11:59 PM
Wolf teeth are tiny teeth that grow right at the edge of the first molar. They also grow at an angle and point forward instead of down.

I had two removed on my colt as a yearling and my filly as a 2 yr old. I haven't checked my weanling to see if has them.

Ideally you should float the teeth every 6 to 8 months - minimum is annually.

I have "bit seats" filed back on the first molars on all my guys.
    10-12-2009, 12:01 AM
I give a week off on extractions and couple of days off on routine floats.

Extractions were $10 each with a $60 float (this was a deal price due to multiple horses at the barn being done.)
    10-12-2009, 12:01 AM
Hmm.. maybe these aren't wolf teeth. That's what the guy called them but they definitely weren't tiny.

I knew about the teeth floating thing though. I just bought him and the previous owners said its been about 2 years. Yikes.
    10-12-2009, 12:02 AM
I was told possibly $100-150. Just wasn't sure if that was normal or not.
    10-12-2009, 12:10 AM

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Here is a photo of a wolf tooth.
    10-12-2009, 12:12 AM
The one that was extracted from my filly was half the size of what came out of my colt. The colt's was like a medium sized canine tooth in a dog.

Gotta remember too that yours is older.
    10-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Wow no nothing like that picture. Its large and almost right in the middle of 6 and 3.
    10-12-2009, 12:19 AM
Those are canines. You normally don't need to file those down - just knock any tarter off.

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    10-12-2009, 12:23 AM
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These were trimmed up.

But, your bit shouldn't sit any where near the canines.


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