As some of you may know, I purchased another horse recently. When I bought him, the owner stated he needed his teeth done. Maybe I should have asked him about this more, but as I was planning to take the horse to the vet for a comprehensive exam anyway, I didn't really ask any questions.
So then when the farrier is out to shoe the new horse, he looks in Herbie's mouth and states his teeth are really bad with sharp points. So he offers to try to float them, and I agree because our vet appointment is not until the following week.
Farrier is unable to float the teeth because Herbie has such a small mouth, his speculum keeps falling off.
So then at the vets I get the really bad news. Herbie has really bad teeth, and if the vet floats the points off, there will be not much left. The points are all he has
I asked the vet to
file down his teeth a little, so the horse would have something to chew with.
Vet replied "He is not going to be able to chew hay or even grass. He has nothing to chew with."
I was very shocked at this, and observed Herbie carefully at home. He appeared to be grazing, but I would find wads of grass. Hay was worse; he either totally ignored it, or picked at it when stalled up and spit of wads of hay
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