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        09-02-2012, 10:21 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    What could he have done?!

    I went outside yesterday to throw some extra hay out and check everyone out and I noticed my gelding had some blood on his cheek. I looked, it's just a tiny cut. No need for stitches or anything. Him and his buddies play rough so sometimes they get little bumps bruises and cuts. But I looked at the other horse he's with, he had blood on his chin and lip. It was a tiny bit but I looked anyway expecting maybe he bit his lip or, maybe he scratched it while being ******ed with the gelding.
    Nottttt what I expected when I opened his mouth. Bloody mess.
    The last front tooth, bottom left; he has pulled outwards.

    I'm sure he didn't get kicked in the mouth. The tooth is pulled outwards; not bashed in. And his nose/lip is not hurt. It's like he bit something and yanked it out. It's strange.

    He's alright now, eating, drinking and I can mess with his nose and he doesn't act like it bothers him.
    He'll have to get his teeth checked and probably floated more often now that his top tooth has nothing to wear itself down on. No bleeding or anything.

    I'm betting he did it while they were playing. But I don't know what he did it on. Or how.

    I will try to get pictures soon
         
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        09-02-2012, 11:08 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    Left the vet a message, it's Sunday though, so... I don't know if hell be there Monday either. Gah.
    Well he's comfortable and eating and acting normal so I think he'll be alright until I can find a vet

    Also his tooth isn't sticking out of his mouth. I was pulling it down there, when he shuts his mouth it's not noticeable.

         
        09-02-2012, 11:13 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    That looks awful. It does look like he bit something and then yanked his mouth. I hope it will heal well.
         
        09-02-2012, 11:14 AM
      #4
    Started
    It looks alot like a mare we treated at the clinic. She had actually broken the jaw bone which caused the teeth to look like that. We wired the jaw together and she ate soft food for awhile, is fine now.
    I would definitely have the vet out, this is not right. Those teeth might have to be pulled out, and he will do fine having two teeth missing.

    good luck
         
        09-02-2012, 11:18 AM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Ouch!! I hope you find a vet soon, He deffinatly needs one.
         
        09-02-2012, 11:23 AM
      #6
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by wyominggrandma    
    It looks alot like a mare we treated at the clinic. She had actually broken the jaw bone which caused the teeth to look like that. We wired the jaw together and she ate soft food for awhile, is fine now.
    I would definitely have the vet out, this is not right. Those teeth might have to be pulled out, and he will do fine having two teeth missing.

    good luck
    Yes ! I am trying to get a hold of one.
    There's no swelling, still let's me mess with it and still eating good right now.

    Since it's Saturday, and I don't know if the vets are in on labor day. I'm having trouble
         
        09-02-2012, 01:19 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Here are a couple of vets in your area.

    Equine Vets in Milano, TX
         
        09-02-2012, 01:32 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    That's who I use. I called this morning
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        09-02-2012, 02:11 PM
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    Super Moderator
    teeth

    Horses do stupid things all the time. My mare decided to attack a horse walking past her stall when she was 3 but bit a wooden upright instead and one of her teeth flew right out. She also somehow bit right into her tongue one day. She has survived OK for the past 18 years so I wouldn't worry too much but its would be better to have the teeth removed than risk them growing at an angle.
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        09-02-2012, 02:16 PM
      #10
    Started
    Oh my word! That's weird. I'll be interested to hear what the vet has to say about it.
         

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