The girls had a regularly scheduled vet appointment this Thursday. They got their yearly immunizations and dental work. Zi-zi needed her wolf teeth taken out and it was almost past time to get this done with her approaching 3 years old. I read it can get more difficult to extract them as they age, but I also read that sometimes they fall out on their own. One tooth was tiny and the other was quite large. She also had her first tooth float which was very minor. She still has lots of baby teeth to lose (in fact, I have 2 now that the vet took off).
Blondie also had a tooth extracted. She had an upper molar that has been loose since her last float. It was time for it to come out. It’s HUGE. The vet says she will probably lose the molars on either side of it too which makes me sad. She will be 21 this year or is it 22? Horses can be fed a mash that doesn’t have to be chewed if they lose too many teeth.
Sedated and in the process of having her teeth smoothed out:
All done, but still a bit sedated. Maybe a bit traumatized. For the next couple of days she took a pretty good look before coming into her stall where we did the procedure.
Top two teeth are molar caps (baby teeth) that were loose enough that the vet took them out. They would have fallen out on their own very soon. Bottom two teeth are both wolf teeth, wildly different in size. These were extracted because they can interfere with the bit.
It’s been a few days now and both girls are still extra tired, especially Blondie. I’ve been taking them for short walks, but other than that I’m letting them rest and recover.