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post #1 of 7 Old 09-16-2020, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Check those toofers

Even if the vet said theyíre good ó because that might not be the total truth

There are a lot of vets in my county and the neighboring county ó all animal, small animal, equine.

Try finding one with a portable x-ray, and can also remove 20 pounds of tartar (not really but it looked like it) off a horseís canines ó- that another vet said were ok six months ago and I never checked because I donít ride anymore (no bits going in the mouth).

It ended up a sports medicine/lameness vet came highly recommended by another vet I have used in the past but is too far away to make a farm call.

Hereís what he popped of Jokerís lower canines in less than five minutes.

One piece is upside down, the other right side up. That is a massive amount of tartar, especially when my horses donít eat anything but pasture, hay, and Timothy pellets as a carrier for their supplements.
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Onery Rusty had to have a tiny bit of happy juice because he was. It about holding his head still. I really wanted to light him up for that but he knew I wouldnít with the vet standing there. So the vet juiced him up instead

He didnít have near as much tartar build up and it came off in pieces.

I thought Iíd post this as a reminder to folks to be mindful of the tartar buildup on the horses teeth, especially if you ride bitless and itís less of a thought when the mouth isnít being opened to put a bit in it:)

The hoof x-rays were a good thing and a not so good thing. I didnít see anything I didnít already suspect and the x-rays confirmed.

The best part is this vet is very impressed with my therapeutic farrierís management of Jokerís hoovesó- and he said I did a good job trimming the back hooves yesterday, even if I couldnít seek what I was doing, lol.

I did I that because my farrier is really sick and Iím trying to stay ahead, I case she canít get out here on the 29th. The vet also said he has a farrier in his hip pocket that will come and re-set Joker until my farrier can get back working, so thatís a good bit of news and I can breath again, lol

Anyway, check those teeth!

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-16-2020, 09:48 PM
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My equine dentist showed me years ago how to use pliers to remove this buildup. My horses don't seem to get it, but my donkey used to.
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I asked about brushing their teeth with baking soda. He said, I could try if my horses will put up with it.

I know Joker will be good óó Letís see how Rusty likes THAT, lollol
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Jeez O' Pete, I've never seen anything like that. Even old farts like me can be surprised at something new every once in a while. Was the tartar buildup only on their canines?
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-17-2020, 02:02 AM
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I always check my horses' mouth for any abnormalities and mouth ulcers, but I have never seen anything like that!
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-17-2020, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Jeez O' Pete, I've never seen anything like that. Even old farts like me can be surprised at something new every once in a while. Was the tartar buildup only on their canines?
To that degree yes - only on the lower canines.

Their teeth could stand a good cleaning but the lower canines were the absolute worst.

I really am going to try cleaning them with baking soda ó- if I go silent, itís probably because onery Rusty tossed me over the rail while I was holding his head down with one hand

I am stymied how they can get this bad, when they donít eat grains of any sort and they donít even eat ration balancers and havenít for years

There is an equine dentist who lives at the end of my road but she only uses power tools, which means tranqíng both horses. Thatís not happening due to their age, and health issues, so Iím on my own.

If anyone has successfully cleaned their horses teeth, I am all ears
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Thanks for the share!
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