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  1. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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. ...
  12. 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.
  14. 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.
  16. There is a lot that can go wrong in a 4 year...

    There is a lot that can go wrong in a 4 year old's mouth. Make sure her teeth are checked.
  17. Different smells mean different things. The...

    Different smells mean different things. The smell of something rotting is more worrisome than the smell of silage. I imagine your vet knows the difference. You described a mouth that could be...
  18. When were his teeth last floated?

    When were his teeth last floated?
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    This is true for all of us at all times. Vet or...

    This is true for all of us at all times. Vet or lay dentist

    Horses are under stress in many situations we put them in. I'm continually amazed by the number of ulcer threads. If you want to...
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    Seems like asking O.J. to try on the glove... or...

    Seems like asking O.J. to try on the glove... or asking me to demonstrate the shortcomings of power floating.
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    This subject comes up every year or so. I found...

    This subject comes up every year or so. I found some of the past posts and reposted them. What matters more is which choices are available to each owner and then weigh the merits on a individual...
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    I worked on a 3 year with a tragic mouth this...

    I worked on a 3 year with a tragic mouth this week. The eruption process had not gone smoothly so his arcades we're already very irregular. Some very high teeth and some very sharp teeth. The end...
  23. Mares often have some hint of a canine tooth. ...

    Mares often have some hint of a canine tooth. Sometimes it's a bump under the gum and occasionally it is a fully erupted tooth but they are always immature. I've seen these small teeth lose there...
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    Since he was on the track he likely had his wolf...

    Since he was on the track he likely had his wolf teeth removed. Beyond that his mouth may have very few signs of any care it received. Youngsters teeth erupt faster than adults and consequently...
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    It appears we have a new propagandist on the...

    It appears we have a new propagandist on the topic of hand floater. Maybe your experience is reflected in this statement, but please don't think you know what can and can't be done with hand floats....
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