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post #1 of 13 Old 07-11-2020, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Wear on insicors

Hello can anyone tell me if this is normal wear for a 13 year old pony?
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-11-2020, 03:40 PM
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No......
No, that is not normal wear but a animal that needs to be seen by a tooth specialist if not a vet to start with ASAP.


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post #3 of 13 Old 07-11-2020, 03:44 PM
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I would say not.

The tables normally wear down level, these seem to be protruding. There is also significant wear to the outside of the top central teeth - usually a sign of a cribber.

The edges of the lower teeth look to be sharp. Personally I would have a good equine dentist come look at and treat him.
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Is the horse stabled & a 'cribber'? Windsucker? I'd say it's a result of that.
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No......
No, that is not normal wear but a animal that needs to be seen by a tooth specialist if not a vet to start with ASAP.



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Hi,
Thanks for the reply.
He has a vet sedate to do his teeth every year!
Talking to a dentist he said it is due to short grazing, unfortunately there's not a lot I can do about that at the moment! I would like to movef yards but it's not possible at the moment!
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I'm sorry but if the person making that comment saw these teeth the answer would not of been that...
Yes, sedation is used if a machine is used to float {file} the teeth. Think of a dremel tool but huge in size with a very long cord and hip belt worn where the motor is located...lots of vibration to the face and head.
If a hand float is used often no sedation is needed.

This animals mouth is neglected by the picture appearance.
Few animals wear there teeth in such a pattern top or bottom in the course of a year.
As far back as the picture allows I see issues and that reflects immediately on the ponies comfort during eating and being able to bite, tear, chew and start good digestion in the mouth where digestion indeed starts.
Add in, what is seen I can only imagine what not seen in sharp edges possibly cutting the insides of the ponies mouth, cheeks and the possible sores he has.
I won't even bring into the conversation comfort of the animal when ridden.....

You need a vet or horse dentist to come and see this animal in person not pass judgement via a picture {did they see this picture?} which is bad enough that the professional should of been their in a few days time, honest.
Unless this pony is eating through a steel grate 24/7 no "short grazing" that I know of wears teeth to that pattern appearance of only the top teeth involved but not all of them...
This pony is not eating well or correctly, the reason of "how come?" and why is what you need to discover and that means a in-person visit done, evaluation and work done.
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I would imagine grass is not bunching but creeping and so growth is out not up. Also likely grazed to ground level and growing in sand. Pony is eating more root than leaf.

One of ours wore a hole in her fronts from scraping at the corners of mineral blocks. Happened over not much time considering. That was when we stopped bl8cks and went to loose minerals.
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-13-2020, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,
Thank you for the reply but the pony is definitely not neglected. He sees a equine vet dentist every year, and he will be seeing them sooner because of this find! He is eating fine, is not ridden in a bitted bridle and is mostly walked out in hand due to arthritis in his hocks.


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Yes, sedation is used if a machine is used to float {file} the teeth. Think of a dremel tool but huge in size with a very long cord and hip belt worn where the motor is located...lots of vibration to the face and head.
If a hand float is used often no sedation is needed.

This animals mouth is neglected by the picture appearance.
Few animals wear there teeth in such a pattern top or bottom in the course of a year.
As far back as the picture allows I see issues and that reflects immediately on the ponies comfort during eating and being able to bite, tear, chew and start good digestion in the mouth where digestion indeed starts.
Add in, what is seen I can only imagine what not seen in sharp edges possibly cutting the insides of the ponies mouth, cheeks and the possible sores he has.
I won't even bring into the conversation comfort of the animal when ridden.....<img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/frown_color.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown Color" class="inlineimg" />

You need a vet or horse dentist to come and see this animal in person not pass judgement via a picture {did they see this picture?} which is bad enough that the professional should of been their in a few days time, honest.
Unless this pony is eating through a steel grate 24/7 no "short grazing" that I know of wears teeth to that pattern appearance of only the top teeth involved but not all of them...
This pony is not eating well or correctly, the reason of "how come?" and why is what you need to discover and that means a in-person visit done, evaluation and work done.
<img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/runninghorse2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Runninghorse2" class="inlineimg" />...
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Does the horse eat out of any kind of hay net or feeder with metal grating? That can cause unusual wear.
Another cause can be if a horse has metal bars on their stall and they like to run their incisors along the metal.
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