6 Responses to “Parrot Mouth”

  1. Sara S says:

    There is a very good book I got on the basics of horse teeth, how to recognize problems, and then how to deal with them (or how the dental technician will deal with them). It’s called Caring for the Horse’s Teeth and Mouth by Chris Hannes. It’s awesome for introducing people/owners to dentistry, it’s very well written and easy to understand.

  2. Lorraine says:

    At least you had a vet check. I did not. My ten month old had the beginnings of Wobblers disease, which I didn’t catch. Next time, I’m getting a full vet check. And since the owners cut all contact off from me after purchase, I now know they were fully aware of the problem. Thanks for sharing your information/warnings.

    • admin says:

      Wow, that is horrible. Hindsight is 20 / 20. I’m confident in my ability to judge a horse for soundness, but I’ll never again buy a horses sight unseen without a vet check. And even when you can look at them, there are things best left to the vet such as checking for heart issues / cataracts etc.

  3. kgould says:

    That is not a very bad parrot mouth. If you were not showing halter he would have been fine with regular dental care. I have a horse that shows third level dressage and has moderately severe parrot mouth. He eats, grazes and carries a bit just fine. He places first or second consistantly and the dentist comes 2 time a year but says since he is mature once would be fine unless I notice something. Education is key. heart murmur is a problem but the teeth were not a reason to send him to death.

    • admin says:

      You have incorrectly assumed that by exported to Mexico I meant slaughter. That is not the case. He was placed in a good auction and brought WELL over meat price by a private bidder. Last picture I saw he had developed and muscled out nicely in a sale ad where, if I remember right, he was priced at between 3k – 5k USD equivalent.

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