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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul. 20, 2007

    Default how long after dentistry

    should a horse be back to normal?

    A friend of mine had a dentist work on her horses teeth last week and when I was out there I noticed that both of them were all dropping huge gobs of hay. I've never seen that after having my horses teeth floated, so I mentioned it and was told it was normal for a few days. Any thoughts on this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 17, 2008


    According to the dentists I have used that is not normal, they should be eating comfortable with in the day, that is the whole point in getting the mouth balanced!
    I had one of our horses have the same issue of dropping a lot of grain after her teeth were done (was doing it before her teeth work also) and dentist was right back out to look at her again and do some minor adjustments.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 28, 2007


    My hoover-his-hay guy wouldn't eat hay for 3 days after. Scared the BO as he had just moved there. They dried Denghi etc. On the third day he was vacuuming it up again.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr. 2, 2004
    Louisville, KY


    Most of the time,they eat much better within a few hours, but some horses are more sensitive than others...just like people.

    However, I would be concerned that you said there's more than one horse having this new problem...

    If its been more than 4 or 5 days, she needs a second opinion ASAP.
    Strong promoter of READING the entire post before responding.

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