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  • Do i have to get my mares wolf teeth removed?
  • When are wolf teeth pulled

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    08-14-2011, 05:41 PM
Green Broke
Wolf Teeth

Just looking for some information on wolf teeth.

Generally, when do they have to be removed? I was told they need to be removed when you start bridling a horse. Any and all info on this is greatly appreciated! Thanks
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    08-14-2011, 09:59 PM
This is true. The wolf tooth can interfere with the bit and cause uncomfort/pain. Both my mares had wolf teeth, so I basically asked the vet to removed them at the 1st dental work.
    08-14-2011, 10:14 PM
Green Broke
Sorry fir hijacking, but is it expensive? My dentist is seeing Phillip next week, and he's never had a dental with me. I was told to get his wolf teeth pulled.
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    08-14-2011, 10:18 PM
Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip    
Sorry fir hijacking, but is it expensive? My dentist is seeing Phillip next week, and he's never had a dental with me. I was told to get his wolf teeth pulled.
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I don't 100% remember (as it was several years back), but I believe it was around $60/tooth that time for me (by the vet). Very likely eq dentist may be cheaper. But you really want to sedate the horse for that as it's not fun. :)
    08-14-2011, 10:18 PM
Green Broke
No doubt! Thanks for the info!
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    08-15-2011, 08:53 AM
Green Broke
Thanks for the info!!! Phillip, don't worry about it, lol, that was going to be my next question :)
    08-15-2011, 06:40 PM
This might be a dumb question...but here goes..Let's say the horse will ONLY be a pasture puff, will NEVER be ridden, bridled etc.. for thier whole life, do they need thier wolf teeth pulled? (time to google what wolf teeth look like XD)
    08-16-2011, 12:36 PM
I don't have an answer to the pasture puff question. I do know that when our boys were gelded recently, the vet pulled their wolf teeth. Didn't charge me but about $20 per horse. Guess that's because he was taking advantage of the fact that they were both out cold at the time.

I don't know what he will charge when my filly, Rain, is ready to have her wolf teeth removed. Assuming she has any come in? Do ALL horses have wolf teeth?
    08-16-2011, 04:42 PM
Green Broke
Dee, from what I was reading online, stallions, and geldings get wolf teeth, and mares get them occasionally, but not usually.

That's what I was readying anyways :)
    08-16-2011, 08:55 PM
This may sound strange, but we've never had the wolf teeth removed on any of our horses and we haven't had a problem yet.

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