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post #1 of 4 Old 12-30-2008, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Floating the teeth

Ewwww, I know it is necessary and all and I've seen the implements of torchure er I mean tools shown in catalogs and such but today I seen them used. A good friend took one of her boys to the vet today and had his teeth floated...

I think I'm gonna have a tooth ache for a week after watching this...

and I thought my dentist experiences was unpleasant!

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-30-2008, 10:58 PM
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And people wonder why vets recommend sedating a horse for floating. I would want sedation too.

However, floating is a necessary evil with the lifestyle most horses are asked to lead. Decreased forage consumption and increased pelleted/grain diets cause more uneven wear of teeth.

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-30-2008, 11:08 PM
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My horse has her teeth floated every 3-4 months because she has wave mouth. Not pretty!
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-31-2008, 10:50 AM
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I get my horses teeth floated whenever they start losing a lot of grain as they eat... normally once every two years. The vet sedated my mare the first time and after that he didn't... He sedated my colt the first time too, but I don't think he wants to this next time... though I'm going to insist on it.

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