Horse dentistRSS feed

Posted: Tuesday 21 December, 2010

by Rosemary at 7:21pm in Equines No comments Add your own

Smokey, Bugsy and Sheba had their annual dental checkup today. Horses teeth grow throughout their lives and often develop uneven wear and rough edges that can cause pain and abcesses. I've always had Smokey's done annually, so Sheba and Bugsy joined him today.

They were all very good, even Bugsy, who's not that keen on his mouth being handled. He bounced up on his hind legs a few times, but a bit of belly scratching and soothing words helped him cope. The dentist is going to come back in six months, just for Bugsy, so that he has more chance to get used to it and to understand that he's not being done in.

They all got an extra opportunity to try their shiny teeth tonight because Rebecca and I both fed them - naughty ponies didn't tell me they'd already been fed.


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