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    11-11-2007, 01:02 PM
  #11
Foal
Thanks. The cost is one of the problems of why we can't get Gastrogaurd. And yes the dentist is a former vet also.Thanks again
     
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    11-12-2007, 08:22 AM
  #12
Showing
You could try the Pepto and see if it has any effect. Ulcers aren't the only cause of teeth grinding but it would help if you could eliminate it as a cause. I would hate to see you spend $$ on a cure if it isnt the cause
     
    11-12-2007, 10:25 AM
  #13
Foal
Hey. Thanks for the reply. What else can cause teeth grinding? Thanks!!!
     
    11-12-2007, 10:25 AM
  #14
Foal
Hey. Thanks for the reply. What else can cause teeth grinding? Thanks!!!
     
    11-12-2007, 10:25 AM
  #15
Foal
Hey. Thanks for the reply. What else can cause teeth grinding? Thanks!!!
     
    11-12-2007, 11:39 AM
  #16
Showing
Here is an article I found.

What does teeth grinding mean? I think there is a horse in our barn that does it sometimes.

Teeth grinding is one of those things that is difficult to describe, but you know it when you hear it. The sound is quite unique, a muffled rhythmic grinding, louder than the loudest gut sounds. And if you look closely, you can see the jaws moving in sync with the sound.

Teeth grinding is almost always associated with physical pain or discomfort probably of a fairly high degree. Teeth grinding can be associated with pain of various origins, but is a fairly common with gastrointestinal pain (belly ache).

It has been suggested that teeth grinding can result from psychological or social stress in horses. If it does, it is likely fairly uncommon in otherwise healthy, pain-free horses. So, whenever teeth grinding occurs, we should probably look long and hard for physical pain and mention it to the vet.
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Is the horse getting lots of forage (hay), Maybe too many supplement? Horse guts are pretty complex, so it could be a multitude of things. I'm not a vet so I won't even try to diagnose.
     
    11-13-2007, 12:39 PM
  #17
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Hey Cambria Sara posted this on another thread thought you might find it interesting
http://www.dressagedaily.com/2007/dd...6-gumbits.html
     
    11-15-2007, 04:25 PM
  #18
Foal
Hey thanksVidaloco. I was wondering if you knew if that was only for when your riding with the bit in their mouth or for any time. Because my pony does it constantly and rarely when I ride.
     
    11-15-2007, 06:59 PM
  #19
Showing
I'm not sure but I would definitely give them a call, its worth a try. Here is the web site for the bits themselves and there is a phone #
http://www.gambitatlanta.com/
     

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