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post #1 of 4 Old 10-30-2014, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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My horse lost a tooth

A few days ago i found one of my miniature horses teeth on the ground, ive never had any of my horses loose teeth before... But i have a colt he is 12 months in 4 days. a few weeks ago he wouldn't let me touch his chin and every time i did he reared up, after about a week he was fine, so he may have been loosing his tooth? but When i looked it up it said they start loosing them between 1 1/2 years and 2, so he would be too young, i also have a 6 month old colt, a 3 year old filly and a 17 year old mare. Could he have lost his tooth at a young age or is that actually the time they loose their teeth??
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-30-2014, 09:18 AM
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Youngsters start losing their baby teeth between 12 and 24 months. He could also have had a mouth injury. If you're concerned, have the vet out.

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-30-2014, 09:18 AM
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They don't lose their teeth, per say. They shed caps, which is basically the horse version of a milk tooth.

I would get the dentist to check him out, as they can irritate them/get food stuck etc.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-30-2014, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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We have a dentist coming out to check my mare so i will have to get them to have a look at my other 3 to make sure everything is ok. Thanks!
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