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    12-11-2007, 09:44 PM
Teeth Floating.

How often do you have your horse's teeth done. I had my mare's done in 2006 and so planned on having them done in spring of 2008 as well. How often is this necessary? Do horses vary in how often they might need it done?
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    12-12-2007, 12:05 AM
I think it each horse may be diffrent, They say to do it every year, but you can rub you finger on there teeth in the back and if you feel rough they should be floated . My older horse will let me check, but becarefull it look me a while to feel in there without him wondering what in the heck I was doing
    12-12-2007, 06:48 AM
I do once a year in March usually (before starting riding again after the winter).
    12-12-2007, 03:15 PM
We get our horse's teeth floated once a year. Anymore then that (unless there is a huge problem) is really bad. Twice a year is too much, horses only have a certain amount of tooth to last them their whole lives.
    12-12-2007, 04:45 PM
Okay thanks, I will check her teeth when it is closer to vaccination time
    12-13-2007, 07:18 AM
We have the dentist out twice a year for the whole barn. He goes through and checks everyone and does whoever needs to be done. Usually they end up getting done once a year, sometimes twice if their teeth had been really bad or something.
    12-13-2007, 07:57 AM
We have ours done once a year. An old cowboy/native american told me to feed them a handfull of whole corn every day and they wouldn't need it done so often. Don't know how true it is.
    12-13-2007, 06:41 PM
I am not trying to sound stupid (althought I might). Does anyone know is it safe to have a horse's teeth done the same day as vaccinations and coggins? I know they usually give my mare a pretty strong sedative for it so I don't know if they would have some sort of reaction if used the same day?
    12-13-2007, 07:19 PM
Thats something your vet would have to decide. We usually have him out to the farm for vaccinations and then we take the horses in to his office for the teeth floating. He does all my dogs at the same time (I have 6) so that's why we have him here for the vaccinations. I don't see anything wrong with having it all done on the same day. But again that would be up to your vet. I see your point about the sedative mixed with the vacc. Could cause some sort of reaction.
    12-13-2007, 09:34 PM
Green Broke
Usually its once a year but its different in each horse but I would have the vet check them out whenever you get him to come out to give shots you can always as for a teeth check :)

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