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post #1 of 9 Old 01-04-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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I had an equine dentist out today and he has informed me that my two year old has two rather large wolf teeth. Would you reccomend getting a vet to do it or a dentist? The dentist has recommended a vet to come and do it, but my friend had a vet to do hers and her horse can't wear a bit! It's a different vet so should be okay though!? Also, how much roughly is it for sedation and the two teeth coming out in North Devon, England? Thanks for your help in advance
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-04-2013, 06:47 PM
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I would have your vet do it.
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-04-2013, 08:07 PM
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Wolf teeth are not that hard to get out. Its best to have them taken out, as they can make problems worse with bits. You vet can take them out. Normally they just sedate the horse and do a little wiggle magic and out they come. There mouth can be super sore after that for a week or so. I had my horses wolf teeth taken out when he was 5. I gave him a day off and he was fine the next day.
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-04-2013, 08:21 PM
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Cost will vary upon location.

My dentist is not a vet. He removed my mares wolfe teeth quite easily. It cost me $75. I also sedate my own horses. IF you don't know a very good, educated dentist, then def have a vet do it.

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post #5 of 9 Old 01-05-2013, 01:28 AM
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My dentist Star's wolf teeth out when he came out to float his teeth. Like Freemare said, they just do a little "wiggle magic" and they're out! They weren't too big though, he is three years old now.

I must ad that he's an equine dental technician. I don't know whether that differs from other qualifications that dentists have or whether it's the standard one. I just know that everyone uses him around here as he's so brilliant. :)
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-05-2013, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thankyou for all the replies! I shall definitely be looking into it!
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-05-2013, 05:59 AM
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Thankyou for all the replies! I shall definitely be looking into it!
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In our state you must be a vet to do equine dental. Our 3y/o was done; floating, sedation, wolf teeth were around $200. Our fellow had a difficult time so he was a couple of weeks without a bit.
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In our state you must be a vet to do equine dental. Our 3y/o was done; floating, sedation, wolf teeth were around $200. Our fellow had a difficult time so he was a couple of weeks without a bit.
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The same law applies to Pennsylvania for dentists and chiro's, but they can get away with it as long as they aren't sedating. Here, it's legal to sedate your own horse. I can get most meds quite easily from my vet :)

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-05-2013, 05:06 PM
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Id have your vet out for sedation and have the dentist do the work.
Id rather a dentist who took specific schooling pull teeth than a vet who got the basics of tooth care.
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