Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
Did the vet float his teeth or did an equine dentist float them?
Also was what method was used - a manual float with a file or was the Mini tranquilized and a power float done?
With either method, it is possible something got nicked that shouldn’t have and the Mini may now be fighting a bit of infection in its mouth.
You might smell his mouth and in his nostrils to see if there is a hint of foul odor. Even if there isn’t, who ever did the dental work needs to be contacted. He should, or be quidding if the work was done correctly.
Also with Cushings, while some weight is lost, muscle mass is what goes to pot first.
When you say “Pergolide”, you do mean Prascend? How much does he receive daily. With his tooth issues are you making sure he is receiving his dosage or is it going into the feed pan and you’re not sure?
My IR/Cushings horse only gets 1/2mg daily. I have to cut that in half and put it in a pice of apple because he does not clean his feed pan dry.
When you say “immune system related” - a what sort of minor skin infections. Was the hair loss from itchy rubbing or did it just fall out?
Is he receiving any sort of vit/min supplement that also has amino acids included?.
It sounds as if there may be more than one issue that needs addressed but to reiterate
, he should not be quidding if his teeth were done correctly:)
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