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post #1 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Young Horse's First Dentist Visit

My horse will be turning 3 next year and I am contemplating when to get his teeth seen to. Even if he just gets a check-up, I am planning on doing this when he is about 2.5 years, before I start doing any extensive bit training (such as long reining etc). If you have a young horse, when did he first get a dentist visit?
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 09:34 PM
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My horse (then foal) was 9 months old when a vet first looked in his mouth. He had his wolf teeth removed and he was gelded at the same time. Then pretty much every two years thereafter.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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What are the benefits of having wolf teeth removed besides that they won't possibly cause discomfort while bitting? Is it really necessary?
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 09:44 PM
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The bit can rub up against the wolf teeth and cause problems/irritation.
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