Teeth question

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Teeth question

This is a discussion on Teeth question within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree2Likes
    • 1 Post By Speed Racer
    • 1 Post By Speed Racer

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-27-2013, 10:58 AM
    Teeth question

    The vet was at the barn today to do fall shots. While he was there, the vet checked his teeth. I just got the following text from the BM:

    "Quest got his teeth done today they were super bad he said not to ride today or tomorrow and that when you do ride him he may be a little tender"

    My question is this: if he just got his teeth done in the spring, does it make sense for his teeth to be "super bad"?

    He's 5 years old and in light work. He doesn't show any typical signs of mouth discomfort. He doesn't drop feed, avoid the bit, resist being bridled, etc. This is the same vet who did him in the spring. At that time, the BM told me his teeth were in bad shape and he pulled a wolf tooth. Almost exactly a year before that, I lived father away and the vet in that area did his teeth while I was there. She pulled both wolf teeth and a couple of caps and said his teeth were normal compared to other horses his age.

    The differences between then with that vet and now with this vet are night and day. I watched the first vet pull his wolf teeth. Then, the other vet said he pulled a wolf tooth? I thought horses only had 2.

    I guess I just want to know if this whole situation makes sense.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Sponsored Links
        09-27-2013, 11:03 AM
    Horses generally only have two wolf teeth, but there are instances of a horse having more.

    Sounds to me like this vet may be playing you for a fool.
    2BigReds likes this.
        09-27-2013, 11:19 AM
    That's what I'm thinking, or that the BM is really exaggerating. Makes me glad I'm moving this weekend and he'll have a different vet. I was a little worried that he pulled canines instead.
    Posted via Mobile Device
        09-27-2013, 11:25 AM
    I hope not! Glad you're moving. Sounds like this vet/BM is padding the vet bill.
    2BigReds likes this.
        09-27-2013, 01:21 PM
    I think so, too. Fortunately, he'll be moving much closer so I can feasibly go out there from work for these things.
    Posted via Mobile Device
        09-27-2013, 04:38 PM
    Interesting.. A horse would have to be eating a lot of forage or repeatedly grinding its teeth to become so bad after half a year.. Good thing you're moving. If you get a different vet maybe ask them to show you what bad and good teeth actually feel like. I check max all the time, it's not too difficult as long as you're willing to get a bit horse slobbery ;)
    Posted via Mobile Device

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Question regarding teeth and teeth floating! Klassic Superstar Horse Health 2 10-29-2012 01:06 PM
    Canine teeth question DancingArabian Horse Health 12 10-12-2012 02:38 PM
    Teeth question donovan Horse Health 8 06-01-2012 03:38 PM
    Is it possible? Teeth question SullysRider Horse Health 11 02-18-2012 06:27 PM
    question about teeth...... KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Health 1 08-22-2008 01:38 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0