Some very funky teeth
Hi all. I'm having some concerns for a horse of mine. Horse is a 13 year old rescue OTTB gelding, diagnosed with overbite around four or five years ago. He's on a 6-monthly dental regime yet his teeth have gradually been getting worse. His upper front teeth have big gaps in between them, and several of the teeth are getting increasingly crooked. They are wearing down at all sorts of funky angles. He's almost due for his next dental appointment but after three episodes of choke within the past two days and having a look at his teeth to find them looking worse than ever before I'm quite concerned. Asked my vet about it and waiting for an answer currently but am curious as to whether any of y'all have ever dealt with something like this and what you did in the situation and what happened with the horse. I'm guessing tooth removal is a possibility here. Dentist never acknowledged the problem apart from diagnosing the overbite and noting the abnormality of the gaps but at this point I am certain that these teeth are doing my horse harm, especially with the recent choke episodes. He's almost constantly biting his tongue too. I have attached a photo. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
(Again, he will be looked at by my vet as soon as NZ lockdown is over, just wondering if anyone else has dealt with this before or knows of a horse with malocclusion like this)