Friday, April 26, 2013

Equine Dentist Visit For Bo Jest.

Yesterday morning at 6 ticks sharp,the Equine Dentist arrived here to help 20 year old Bo Jest,my daughter's now retired show jumping pony. The pony had been losing a bit of weight and "quidding" quite a bit. I thought that he had sharp points on his molars or something,but he is "shelling" a lot. Something older horses apparently do, shedding the layers of enamel on his teeth. So,from now on his teff/lucern will be chopped too, over and above his concentrates being fed dampened..( slush puppy-ish) He was being amazingly polite to the Wayne(the dentist) when he put the gag on to open his mouth...I think he was under the impression that he was going to be fed a humongous burger with double fries and extra cheese...he looked a bit sheepish when everything was over and done with and people had stuck their hands in his mouth and felt around and he couldn't eat their hands...not the he didn't try...

 Wayne rasping the old man's teeth....

Wazzit..Where's my hamburger...??

Of course ...Cules just had to also put his arm up Bo Jest's mouth...!

Wayne will only be coming up in September again,so he just wanted to make sure everything feels OK in there.. Another thing,there was a faintly disturbing smell coming from Bo Jest's mouth,but Wayne concluded that it was food stuck in the pony's gums gone sour..he couldn't find any sign of an abscess anywhere. I will be keeping a close eye on him to make sure about that one..

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  1. oh, i hate dentist day for the horses! makes me cringe to hear the rasp and worse if there's blood. my old mare that i adopted had a dreadful rotten tooth that was extracted. whew! smell!

  2. I'm sure he will feel much better now that he's had his checkup.

  3. I am trying to imagine putting my hand in a horses mouth. Glad the check-up went okay.

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