Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Dentist Day, Angry Vet Rant

Today we had the Equine Dentist out to do a few horses. I put G's name down on the list because i was curious to see if his teeth were maybe the cause of the stiffness to the right and the head tossing. In Canada an Equine Dentist is no longer allowed to sedate unless they have special training to do so, silly considering most have more experience with sedating that some Vets do. Anyways out Equine Dentist teaches at the school of Equine Dentistry (trying to see how many times i can type that in a paragraph apparently lol) and has been specially trained to give sedatives, and comes highly reccomended by other boarders so i chose to have him do his teeth opposed to the Vet.

G was panicking in his stall all morning he could hear the drill and wanted nothing to do with it. He stood great while being sedated the only bad thing he did other than his usual head tossing was try to "sack" the dentist, this i found slightly funny but the dentist did not. Upon purchasing G i was informed that he had had his teeth done but im not sure how long ago that was because his teeth were terrible they were extremely sharp and the Dentist was able to tell me that bending right was his issue i was quite impressed. G stood very well for him while he balanced and floated his teeth, G has 2 out of 4 of his canines in and we got a good example of just how sharp those teeth were when G accidently bit through his lip, Dentist was VERY impressed that G went backwards respecting our space instead of forward and complimented him on how good he was.

His teeth look so much better now and the Dentist was fantastic he took the time to explain everything to me he even showed me before and after the jaw movement from side to side. G is going to spend the day in his stall eating and relaxing before i put him out tonight. Dentist did however as me that when i ride him next to work to the right at a walk and a trot then halt and ask him to bend to the right and when he does ask to bend to the left and see how it feels he should be more responsive now in both directions. Im glad that i was able to get his teeth done i feel so bad i would have had a dentist out much sooner had i known that bad shape they were in, i would toss my head and be pushy with my face too if it was painful to eat, Im sure ill see G put on some weight now as well since eating will be more comfortable. The dentist even showed me how to confirm G's age and what to expect from his teeth the next few years. I highly reccomend a Dentist over a Vet! Oh, and the teeth i thought were wolf teeth... turns out they are canines lol oops!!

Anyways, now to the angry Vet post. Last week we had A vet out to do the shots, it was not my Vet but i figured its just vaccinations and sheath cleaning, pretty simple stuff this vet and her techs should be able to handle that. Once the dentist finished up he asked me when G's sheath was done last i informed him last week and he just looked at me and asked if i was ok with him checking to make sure, i of course said sure but i figured he would find nothing since it was suppose to be done last week. I was wrong there was 3 HUGE beans there is no way his sheath was done last week, i was heart broken i didnt even think to check, it was so embarassing. Had the dentist not checked G would have gone a few months without it being done and i would have never even thought to check. I am livid... the Vet will be recieving an unhappy call from me and she had better not expect me to pay for that since she did NOT do it. Looks like from not on i will be cleaning his sheath at least then i know its done!

6 comments:

  1. Dental hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent oral problems, especially the common dental cavities and gingivitis, and bad breath.

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    1. lol yes yes it is :) and it is equally as important in horses which is what this blog is about.

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  2. Teeth Are the most important part of our human body and they have a full impact on human haealth and personality. I am glad that i have found your blog as it has provided main great knowledge about implantate Berlin. I have bookmarked your page for further updates. Thumbs up for the good posts.

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    1. This blog is about my horse but i agree it is very important to have proper dental hygene lol

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  3. Awww...I hope all is well now. Yes, dental health in animals is very important. It affects their eating and how much nutrition they get.

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    1. yes he is doing much much better and seems much happier now that he is painfree in him mouth :)

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