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post #21 of 50 Old 11-30-2011, 09:21 AM
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Just saying, my vet is borderline Aspergers/related condition, and has the social skills of a polar bear. His lack of emotion etc does though make him an awesome vet when dealing with any animal, he doesn't project fear/frustration/anger or anything, so he does a great job.

After 6 years he is getting comfortable enough to make some small talk with me, but I judge him on the quality of his work, not his social skills.
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post #22 of 50 Old 11-30-2011, 09:35 AM
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The prices across NYS vary greatly from area to area. So saying you are NY does not really give an idea where you are.

Though there are plenty of people in NY who hang out a shingle and an equine dentist and they do tons of work, in NY you can not legally be an equine dentist unless you are a licensed veterinarian.


I am in NY, west side, that price does not seem out of line to me.
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The prices across NYS vary greatly from area to area. So saying you are NY does not really give an idea where you are.

Though there are plenty of people in NY who hang out a shingle and an equine dentist and they do tons of work, in NY you can not legally be an equine dentist unless you are a licensed veterinarian.


I am in NY, west side, that price does not seem out of line to me.



I'm about an hour from NYC


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I'm about an hour from NYC
Then that price is a really good price I would say.


Do you want your horse's teeth extracted with out any sedation? The cheap equine dentist does not use sedation.
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It is comparable to the prices I've seen in southern AZ.
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I live in Canada so prices will be different but I think its reasonably priced. I just paid $220 for sedation and hand float for my new horse. I prefer hand float compared to power floating but that's just me...
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I live in Canada so prices will be different but I think its reasonably priced. I just paid $220 for sedation and hand float for my new horse. I prefer hand float compared to power floating but that's just me...
How do they do power float? I've never seen one. I used 2 vets and a dentist last year and every single one did it by hand checking those teeth very frequently.

Joe, I too don't care how my vet/dentist/farrier looks and talks as long as I'm happy with the work done. People are very different, so judging by appearance is not a good way to go IMHO.

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How do they do power float? I've never seen one.
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I admit, I did not know it was a brand name but there it is.


Even using a power float they check the teeth very frequently as they work.

My vet prefers to power float because it is less work for them physically. I would guess if I asked they would float manually.
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I have had a vet ruin a horses mouth with a power float and my horse wasn't the only one he did it to. And I have heard people complain about a dentist they have used. That is why I suggested getting recommendations before choosing someone.(No matter if it is a vet, dentist or farrier)
The problems with a power float is that if the user isn't experienced enough they can essentially 'cook' the tooth by working on one area too long. The tooth can get too hot & then you'll have a bunch of problems.
Before a vet used one on my horse I voiced my concerns & asked many questions. She (the vet) answered all of them & was very careful to explain everything. I was still a pest during the process but it turned out well.
In a horse's mouth I would trust the feel of a hand over a visual inspection, especially with the back teeth, as sharp edges are easier to feel than see.
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I admit, I did not know it was a brand name but there it is.


Even using a power float they check the teeth very frequently as they work.

My vet prefers to power float because it is less work for them physically. I would guess if I asked they would float manually.
Thanks, AB! Yeah, I've definitely never seen it before. All folks used the rasps (similar looking to those I use on hoofs ).

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