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  1. #1
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    Default Loose Bottom Incisors

    We purchased a small pony for my daughter. We were told he was coming 6 this year. He must have been Amished raised (common in this area). He was gelded but his wolf teeth were never pulled (getting that done).

    Anyway, last night I went to the barn and noticed his bottom incisors are knocked loose. No trauma to his mouth at all (other then the teeth). He still has his corner milk teeth and I'm pretty sure that these are permanent teeth. One is so loose I think it may have to be pulled. Anyone have experience with this? and what was the outcome?
    Maria Hayes-Frosty Oak Stables
    Home to All Eyez On Me, 1998 16.2 Cleveland Bay Sporthorse Stallion
    & FrostyOak Hampton 2008 Pure Cleveland Bay Colt
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    If he still has his corner milk teeth he wouldn't be 6. As far as the permanent incisor being loose, it all just depends how loose it is and what happened to it. There is a very good chance it will tighten back up on it's own. If it does need pulled, pray that it is very loose. It is not an easy or cheap job to get one out unless it is extremely loose. These are very easy to break off and can be nearly 3 inches long in a full sized horse. Good luck!



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    I've had teeth pulled in 2 ponies - 1 ancient mini who had I believe 6-8 teeth pulled, and an 18 year old pony who had 1 pulled.

    The mini was easy because the vet laid her down to do the extractions, and at her advanced age (late 30s/early 40s) there was absolutely no tooth left to erupt...just nubs and severely decayed roots so they came out without much of a fight.

    The 18 yo had a tooth that had cracked and was decaying, and we were worried it would impact the surrounding teeth if left alone. It did not come out without a fight. The crack ended up breaking all the way through and then the vet had to very carefully remove all the broken pieces and do a lot of flushing to make sure it was fully debrided and clean.

    As the previous poster said, if he is young there is a good chance it will tighten back up, and if there is no decay I'm betting that the advice will be to leave it alone. If it's dead and/or decaying it may have to be pulled and in a young horse that will be more difficult. And lower extractions are worse because the upper ones drain naturally and tend not to get stuff all quidded up in there.

    Good luck!



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    Well one tooth fell out last night, and there is what appears to be either tooth or broken tooth under it, but looks more like a permanent tooth. I think maybe pony is not coming six! I never looked at his teeth CLOSELY, figured he wasn't 20, so who cared. Vet is coming out though to pull wolf teeth and take a gander at what is inside his mouth.
    Maria Hayes-Frosty Oak Stables
    Home to All Eyez On Me, 1998 16.2 Cleveland Bay Sporthorse Stallion
    & FrostyOak Hampton 2008 Pure Cleveland Bay Colt
    www.frostyoaks.com



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    Well vet is pretty sure that pony broke off his permanent teeth. She can't for the life of her figure out why there is no trauma to the rest of his mouth. For now he is on banamine (also because he had some wolf teeth pulled) and salt water squirted 2-3 times a day on those teeth. He is not in as much pain since they fell out.

    Vet has call into vet/dentist specialist to talk about pony's teeth and find out if Rootbeer needs a root canal. We may have to change his name! It will be big $$$ for the $100 pony, but he's worth so much to us.
    Maria Hayes-Frosty Oak Stables
    Home to All Eyez On Me, 1998 16.2 Cleveland Bay Sporthorse Stallion
    & FrostyOak Hampton 2008 Pure Cleveland Bay Colt
    www.frostyoaks.com



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