My three year old stallion (he'll be three on January 19) has lost both of his front teeth. One of them looks like it broke in half and the other was loose for a few days until if finally fell out on it's own. The reason they look like they broke is because there was still tooth coming out of the gums. I'm wondering if there is any chance that he is just losing his baby teeth and the new ones are coming in?
Background: I bought this horse in Costa Rica (I am in Nicaragua) and the previous owners are telling me that he is changing teeth. My vet here looks at his mouth and says, "holy crap." I do have to say that my vet is always in a huge hurry and it's nearly impossible to get him to focus on one thing (I have since started working with another vet). The grooms here also seem to think they are "broken."
I would really like to believe the old owners, but I don't know much about horses teeth and would really like to solve this "mystery." I would like to know if I'm going to have a toothless horse who can't eat normally...
I can't get my other vet out for a few days so I would appreciate any input you all might have.