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RE: RE: Teeth:

Last time my horse was worked on he required three doses of tranqs
by the vet.  It depends on the horse and the type of work needed.
My friends Morgan doesn't need tranqs at all!  And my guy is usually
a pretty good guy about things - just not detnal work!  Illegal to
give the type of tranqs used unless you're a vet.


-----Original Message-----
From: Maggie Mieske []
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2000 4:54 PM
To:; 'Douglas M Gifford';
Subject: Re: RE: Teeth:

Doesn't anyone give tranquilizers themselves?  It would be difficult to get
a vet to come out here to just give a tranquilizer.  Sometimes owners will
call the vet to get one to give a particularly difficult horse (ie., the
mustang mare who had rarely been handled or the yearling Belgians who had
NEVER been trimmed).  Anyway, our dentist is wonderful and does not need to
use tranquilizers.  Guess I'll count our blessings on that!

Maggie Mieske
Mieske's Silver Lining
10601 S. Richards Rd.
McBain, Michigan 49657

> From: Kathy Mayeda <>
> To: 'Douglas M Gifford' <>;
> Subject: RC:  RE: Teeth:
> Date: Friday, March 10, 2000 12:42 PM
> In our area, the equine dentists are usually not vets.  So it
> requires the vet to come out with the tranqs.  You are right
> about individual owners choice!  I've had equine dentists
> come out and work on my horse and use tranquilizers (illegally
> without vets before I knew better) and the regular vet.
> I'm still looking for "super dentist".
> Kathy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas M Gifford []
> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 4:26 PM
> To:
> Subject: RC: Teeth:
> How many hours does it take for the Equine dentist to
> get their certification?  (or do states require this)
> Is an equine dentist a specialized vet? How can they give tranquilizers
> if needed if  they are not? I know that we have had the discussion of
> non
> vets giving
> tranquilizers before and no one liked that idea!
> I am of the opinion that you should be aware of your vet's
> talents and weak points of their practice.
> My personal vet for the horses is very good at Accupressure
> and Chiropractic treatments as well as other issues but I am
> not certain that he is good at dental work as I had another vet work
> on my gelding as I posted before. My gelding has put on alot of
> weight and does not drop his feed as he did before. He 
> also responds 90% better to my hands on the bit. I think you
> have to asses the availability of equine dentists in your area and 
> the talents of the vets that you work with on a closer basis.  In other
> words there
> are pros and cons to each and it is the individuals owners choice.
> Pat and Razzel in Kansas
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