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Chewing up grain and it falling back out of mouth?

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  • Why does my horse chew his food with his head tilted to the side
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    11-07-2013, 01:14 PM
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Foal
Chewing up grain and it falling back out of mouth?

Not sure if Charlie needs his teeth floated or what today he was eating his senior feed(he basically tries to walk on top of me to get it every morning) and I was watching him eat it. He was basically attacking it and then as he would try to get a mouthful of food, chewed up grain would fall out in clumps onto the ground. Not sure why he wasn't swallowing it... ideas?
     
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    11-07-2013, 01:28 PM
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Started
That sounds symptomatic to needing his teeth done.
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    11-07-2013, 01:30 PM
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Yearling
Yup, that would be signs to tell you that he needs attention to his dental work :)
     
    11-16-2013, 02:08 AM
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Foal
Yep needs his teeth done I would say
     
    11-16-2013, 02:51 AM
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Green Broke
Assuming he is senior it is even more important that his teeth are checked regularly (I would check him every 6 months, unless the vet/dentist thinks a year is ok). And be careful about letting him run you over for food..
     
    11-21-2013, 10:47 PM
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Foal
Does anyone else have any ideas?

I had my mares teeth floated in October and she still drops the vast majority of her grain and chews with her head tilted to the side.
     
    11-21-2013, 10:57 PM
  #7
Weanling
I just had rogues teeth floated a few weeks ago she still dropps a LOT of food
     
    11-21-2013, 11:27 PM
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Started
To those of you who have had their horses teeth floated and they are still dropping feed, did you have a local vet do the teeth, or did you have an equine dentist come out? While a vet can do the basics, often times they can't really "correct" a problem that the horse may have, they can just file off the hooks, and flatten the grinding surface. An equine dentist, much like a human dentist, specializes in teeth, and can often fix problems a vet can't, or can see a problem the vet maybe won't notice, and can thus do what's necessary to help ensure the horse can eat properly. I know that in Southern California, we have at least one equine dentist that I know of, who's pretty affordable. I would look into that, and see if that doesn't solve the problem.
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    11-21-2013, 11:44 PM
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Weanling
I had a vet do it but should probably look for a equine dentist
     
    11-21-2013, 11:47 PM
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Green Broke
Agreed- like farriers there is a lot of variability in skill. My regular vet will do teeth, but if you ask her opinion she will recommend the specialized equine dentist. Both have told me that you can't do a complete, quality job with manual floats.
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