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notorious_ 05-26-2008 03:32 PM

I need some information on teeth!!
 
when i was younger i wanted to be an equine dentist, so i did a 4-h project on a horses mouth. so i know where most teeth are and etc.

what i don't know is WHEN these teeth should all come in!

When do you think that the k-9s will need to be pulled?
what other teeth need to be pulled?
I have heard that a lot of young horses loose teeth as they get a little older?
when will this happen, if it will at all?
and what should i do to make this process as easy for him as possible?

ANY WEBSITES AND OTHER INFO ON YOUNG HORSES TEETH WOULD BE GREAT!

Because im SURE you know that equine dentists are very expensive!

THANKS!

Vidaloco 05-26-2008 06:31 PM

heres a few I found:
http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...outTeeth.shtml

http://www.horsequest.com/journal/health/teeth.html

I thought this one was really good too
http://www.hanne.com/teeth-ageing.html

HooverH 05-26-2008 06:51 PM

From what I understand, you don't have to pull the wolf or bridle teeth unless the horse has problems with them.

notorious_ 05-27-2008 09:20 PM

the reason you'd pull the canines is because they could interfere with the bit and cause discomfort.

thanks for the links/ =]]]]

farmpony84 05-28-2008 04:48 PM

The canines should be pulled at least 2 weeks before you put a bit in the horses mouth. I had mine pulled right before he turned 2. I'm not sure exactly what age they come in, they don't come in like regular teeth, they are just little sharp points that stick out of the gums, that's why they sometimes interfere with the bit. Those are the only teeth you would need to have pulled. It's not a real bad cost... farm call, drugs and pulling, about $150ish....

buckaroo2010 05-28-2008 05:04 PM

My horses teeth I dont thin have come in what yall are talking about or from what I hvae noticed I dont think they have came in yet :?

notorious_ 05-28-2008 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buckaroo2010
My horses teeth I dont thin have come in what yall are talking about or from what I hvae noticed I dont think they have came in yet :?

they won't come in if you have a mare. lol
if you have a gelding or a stud then they will.

Appyt 05-28-2008 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notorious_
the reason you'd pull the canines is because they could interfere with the bit and cause discomfort.

Actually you do not pull canines. The teeth that cause the problems are called Wolf teeth and are located directly in front of the molars. Canines are located in plain sight just a wee bit behind the incisors with a gap behind that where the bit rests.. Once again Canines are NOT PULLED...

I didn't read further yet, so if someone already said so, sorry for the repeat. ;)

Appyt 05-28-2008 08:04 PM

Quote:

they won't come in if you have a mare. lol
if you have a gelding or a stud then they will.
Sigh, some mares do get them, some "boys" do not..

notorious_ 05-29-2008 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Appyt
Quote:

they won't come in if you have a mare. lol
if you have a gelding or a stud then they will.
Sigh, some mares do get them, some "boys" do not..

http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...outTeeth.shtml

according to that site, geldings and studs get canines. not mares.


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