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. 0AFDF38A-E255-4015-9D7D-D75F95930A73.jpg
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!