ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Equine dentistry question

Re: Equine dentistry question

Tracy Stampke (zebella@idt.net)
Tue, 04 Mar 1997 15:49:19 -0700

TETERVIN@bms.com wrote:
> A local equine dentist took a look at an 18 year old Arab mare of mine and
> pronounced that she needs "incisor reduction", which entails grinding down the
> surfaces of her non-molar teeth- the front ones. He said he would have to take
> it down just about to the root canal! This sounds wacky to me but I have never
> used an equine dentist before so I may just be ignorant. He said that the
> surfaces of her molars are not meeting correctly because he front teeth are
> too long. He also mentioned rounding off the front edges of her first molar so
> the bit would lay better? She is in excellent flesh and does not drop her food.She has routine
> tooth maintenance once or twice a year, done by a vet. Please enlighten me.
> Thanks -Amy

WHOA!!!!! If she's got good body weight and is having no problems
because of these teeth, why even consider it?

If it ain't broke don't fix it!


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