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horses_r_life9 08-07-2008 11:23 AM

grinding teeth
 
My horse grinds his teeth all the time. We just had his teeth done i was hoping that his teeth were the problem but he keeps doing it.
What could i do to help stop it?

Ryle 08-08-2008 11:26 AM

Grinding teeth can be an indication of pain and is associated with gastric ulcers. You should discuss this possibility with your vet.

horses_r_life9 08-08-2008 11:49 AM

we had his teeth done and he had a few ulcers on the side of his mouth but wouldn't they be healed by now (he was a rescue case)

Ryle 08-08-2008 12:07 PM

I'm not talking about ulcers in his mouth, but ulcers in his stomach.
A high percentage of horses used for competition/showing have Gastric ulcers which can lead to chronic mild colic, unthriftiness, irritability, cinchiness, reduced performance, odd eating behaviors, etc.

Here are tons of articles on ulcers:
http://www.thehorse.com/TopicSearch/...nID=7&n=Ulcers

This is a great one to start with:
http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=4356


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