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So this might be a stupid question but it seems when my horse eats his grain he loses a lot of it (like it falling out of his mouth), and I don't know if it is just because he is a sloppy eater or he might need his teeth check. Any suggestions?
 

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He probably needs his teeth floated. Call your vet.
 

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^^ Thats what I thought, thanks.
 

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I had my horses teeth floated because she does this. A few months later she started dropping her grain again. She gets fed in a pan on the floor and gets her feed soaked and has yet to have a problem. (I might have the vet look her over when he comes out for shots in a few weeks.) I trust this dentist, but I have used a woman before who did an aweful job.
 

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I'd definately suggest getting her teeth done. If it doesn't solve the problem, have you considered soaking the grain some?
 

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He is perfectly healthy horse so im not sure about infection but i'll keep that in my mind b/c you never really know. lol
 

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Horses natural instinct is to try and hide health problems as much as they can, because in the wild if they showed signs of weakness they wouldn't last long. Try looking in your horses mouth.
 

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Yeah, I would get his teeth checked/floated.

But I know horses with the 'lazy lip' sometimes have grain fall out of there mouths, but in small amounts.
 

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my old horse had grain fall out of his mouth all the time, we had him checked all over, but he was just a messy eater. lol some horses just 'chew with their mouths open'
 

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Have the teeth checked. If that does not help right away then hes just sloppy.

If his teeth get floated and it helps for a few months and then he starts doing it again its probably because he had really sharp teeth before and they just got sharper wuicker than normal. For some reason horses that have really overdue teeth should be checked again in 3 months to make sure they did not create new sharp points because the pain was taken away and they started chewing differently. After that 3 month check they should be set to go for another 6 months. Horses between the ages of 5 and 20(depending on hardness of teeth) should be checked every 6 months.
 

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My sister's pony does the same thing. (its called quidding)
He gets his teeth done routinely every 6 months and maintains his teeth fairly well between floating (not many sharp edges when he does get done)
His seems to be more of a nervous habit as opposed to dental health issues. He does it a lot less if not bothered, but if anyone is near his bucket or stall as he eats he tends to drop/fling a lot more grain.
So if its not a mouth problem it can be due to other reasons. I just like to be careful about his feed area to be sure that when he goes to pick up the grain he's dropped that there isn't any dirt or other material that he will ingest along with it.
 
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