My Horse At The Dentist Yesterday!
My horse Galeron had dropped a significant amount of weight recently and I had gotten his teeth floated a year and a half ago..so, I did NOT think it was the problem.
But, low and behold, the vet did find some uneven wear and sharp edges on his teeth. I guess that can happen more often than I had thought. The problem can quickly develop into rapid weight loss as well as malnutrition from not being able to absorb the vitamins, protein and minerals they intake. So, it's a good idea to have the vet check your horse each year.
While they are medicated, it's also a good time to clean their sheath and remove any bean if needed. Dr. Oliver was kind enough to give me a detailed lesson in how to do this...And really, it's not so bad.
I love our local vets and have used them all at one time or another. I have always found that the vets here are always willing to give detailed answers to questions.
Dr. Oliver spent hours with me yesterday and I felt great about getting both horses all fixed up for a fun year of riding!