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  1. What could have been done early on to treat the...

    What could have been done early on to treat the problem? If the open tubule travels to the root how on earth could the entire length of it be sterilized prior to filling? No vet would have pulled...
  2. Thread: Quidding

    by Toothgrinder
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    I would have him rechecked. Quidding due to...

    I would have him rechecked. Quidding due to sharpness?!
    Something else is going on.
  3. Thread: Quidding

    by Toothgrinder
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    Was the horse quidding before the float? It is...

    Was the horse quidding before the float? It is very unusual for any horse other than a old timer to quid. Youngsters sometimes will due to the shedding process. I've seen a middle aged horse quid...
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    I couldn't disagree more...if you have an...

    I couldn't disagree more...if you have an assortment of hand tools which are slender and more easily fit inside a horses mouth and are different lengths and angles you have limitless combinations....
  5. Sure sounds like quidding. You don't need a...

    Sure sounds like quidding. You don't need a boatload of tools and bright lights to figure that out. You surely shouldn't be routinely sedating geriatrics to simply assess their old teeth. It is...
  6. All floats are not created equal...maybe you...

    All floats are not created equal...maybe you should consider a second opinion on whether her teeth were well floated.
  7. Thread: Dental

    by Toothgrinder
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    Once a chain, two people and a whip where used...

    Once a chain, two people and a whip where used there was zero chance things would turn out well. It's hard to imagine any competent dentist would allow things to degenerate to that point. I find...
  8. I would guess the cracks at the corners of her...

    I would guess the cracks at the corners of her lips have more to do with chapping than any particular bit's action within her mouth.
    There are many possible causing of chapping but lots of saliva...
  9. It is difficult but not impossible. I'm sure it...

    It is difficult but not impossible. I'm sure it would feel impossible if floating teeth was only one of the many hats a busy equine practitioner had to wear. Horses are capable of more than he...
  10. Wave mouths are simple to detect when palpated. ...

    Wave mouths are simple to detect when palpated. Many horses mouths have the characteristics of a wave mouth, but not to the degree that they are considered a malocclusion. Visual inspections are...
  11. Geldings canine teeth are usually larger and have...

    Geldings canine teeth are usually larger and have a long, hooked root. If the tooth is health it would be difficult and pointless to remove.
    Mares canines, when they have them, are often small and...
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    Old timers say, " a mare with canines is a hard...

    Old timers say, " a mare with canines is a hard mare to get in foal and the larger the teeth the tougher it will be to get her pregnant."

    Unlike a gelding's canines mare's are often poorly...
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    Recent thread on same topic. ...

    Recent thread on same topic.

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?430975-dental-costs&
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    Maybe I can help...I've experienced your type on...

    Maybe I can help...I've experienced your type on internet many times before. There is even a web site dedicated to dispensing your type of vitriol.

    http://vetequinedentistry.com/

    You have a...
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    ^^^thanks^^^ Still wondering how the non-vets...

    ^^^thanks^^^

    Still wondering how the non-vets opinion is impacted by their place of residence?

    This procedure ( incisor reduction/adjustment ) is practiced by vets and lay

    people all...
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    Of course the AVMA says no. The associations...

    Of course the AVMA says no. The associations purpose is to protect the veterinary license.

    The New York State Supreme Court sees it differently. They took a dim view of the AVMA's position.
    ...
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    James Carmalt, VetMB, MVetSc, and Dennis Rach,...

    James Carmalt, VetMB, MVetSc, and Dennis Rach, DVM researched the subject and weighed in in opposition to incisor reduction. Here is some of what they wrote:


    "Anecdotal reports suggest that...
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    Sent a PM with his number.

    Sent a PM with his number.
  19. It's a myth that horses on pasture wear so...

    It's a myth that horses on pasture wear so differently that they rarely need floating. Although there may be slight differences, the real bottom line is, the rate at which a horse's mouth becomes...
  20. The fingers do the "looking". The examiner's hand...

    The fingers do the "looking". The examiner's hand displaces the patient's tongue as the hand and then arm move further into the mouth. If the horse bite down they are biting their own tongue. Most...
  21. The first Friday of every month I work at a...

    The first Friday of every month I work at a Thoroughbred Rescue. I worked on several newbies today. I can attest to how bad it can get for thoroughbreds and it can go wrong fast, at a young age. ...
  22. Judging by the specs of blood and amount of...

    Judging by the specs of blood and amount of tissue still attached the cap was removed early. There must have been xrays taken to determine the 07s were erupting into the 08s? It's unusual to remove...
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    Did she wear a speculum when her teeth were...

    Did she wear a speculum when her teeth were checked?
    When was she last floated. Young horses need more frequent floating.
  24. In 1998 Connecticut Governor, John Roland signed...

    In 1998 Connecticut Governor, John Roland signed into law a change to the Connecticut veterinary certificate. A single line was inserted which read, "the floating of horses teeth will be deemed a...
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    Teeth , every 6 to 12 months or when training...

    Teeth , every 6 to 12 months or when training issues develop.
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