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Float a Horses Teeth -- What Does that Mean and Why is it Necessary?


So what does it mean to float a horse's teeth? I'm sure you've heard this a time or two (if you haven't, sooner or later you will from another horse owner or from your vet), and if you're like me, you imagined for the longest time what this could possibly mean and wondered what it involved.

To float a horse's teeth certainly sounds funny, too.

Floating means to smooth or contour your horse's teeth with a file (called a "float"). Unlike your own teeth, your horse's teeth keep growing. At times, your horse's teeth may develop sharp edges, making it difficult for her to chew food, hold a bit, or simply have pain and discomfort inside her mouth.

An adult horse may have between 36-44 permanent teeth. And just like humans, your horse gets two sets of teeth in her lifetime. Your horse starts out with temporary baby teeth and by age five, will most likely have her full set of permanent teeth.

The horse's front teeth cut hay and grass, while the top and bottom cheek teeth grind the forage between the flat surfaces in a sideways motion. This grinding action breaks down the food into a pulp before swallowing which helps it to be digested better. If your horse is unable to grind down food all the way due to uneven teeth surfaces, the unchewed food will not be digested as well.

Most often, points develop on the upper cheek teeth toward the outside of the mouth next to your horse's cheek. And on the bottom cheek teeth toward the inside of the mouth next to your horse's tongue. These points can then cut into the cheek and tongue making your horse uncomfortable.

Though it may seem tedious and like a burden, you know having routine dentist check-ups contribute to the overall good health of your own teeth. Well, your horse is no different and deserves some of the same attention to her teeth as you give to yours. Confined horses or those that do not have the ability to graze all day are more prone to teeth overgrowth, as they are not naturally grinding their teeth all day to keep them smooth. Also, just like you, your horse can have other dental problems. A horse can have excessively worn teeth, loose or broken teeth, or infected gums.

One sign that your horse's teeth may need to be floated is if she is consistently dropping food from her mouth and you start seeing signs of weight loss. Your horse may also exhibit behavior like head-tossing or opening her mouth frequently.

Possible horse dental problem indicators:

Because horses are adaptable creatures, even if they are having discomfort, some do not show any signs of dental problems. So don't assume that if there are no symptoms, there are no problems.

Sharp teeth edges can hurt the inside of your horse's mouth causing pain and creating sores on her tongue or cheeks. Your horse may show resistance when riding due to added pain from the bit pressing against the sores.

The vet or equine dentist will carefully file all your horse's teeth that need smoothing to achieve a flat grinding surface between the upper and lower teeth. Having your horse's teeth floated is well worth it so she digests her food better, is in better spirits, and makes riding more enjoyable for you both.

How often floating is necessary varies quite a bit from one horse to another. Some horses seem to have slower-growing teeth and may require floating only once every several years while others may require floating every few months. Even if your horse does not require her teeth to be floated often, it is still a good idea to have her teeth and gums examined once a year.

The procedure the vet typically uses to float your horse's teeth is to first sedate your horse to make her relaxed. A special halter is put on with a rope thrown over a ceiling rafter or the equivalent in order to hold your horse's head up. A mouth speculum is used to keep your horse's mouth open. The vet will then either manually file your horse's teeth using a rasp in a back and forth motion to flatten the high points, or may use a power tool. The whole procedure is quick and painless - taking about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

If you're like me, you cringe at the thought of someone filing away on your teeth with a rasp. You can imagine the shooting pain from the nerves in your teeth. Personally, the dentist can't give me enough Novocain to make me feel comfortable before poking around or drilling in my mouth.

Unlike us, a horse's nerves end close to the gumline, so there is no nerve where the tooth is being worked on, and therefore does not feel any nerve pain. We humans should be so lucky.

Randall Holman, site owner of Front Range Frenzy and horse enthusiast, is the author of the above article. You will find other easy and practical basic horse care information on his website: http://www.FrontRangeFrenzy.com.


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Pets of the week: A velvety rabbit and a sweet senior dog  Duluth News Tribune

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How to Help Pets Deal With Post-Quarantine Separation Anxiety, According to Veterinarians  New York Magazine

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Peloton Tread Plus: CPSC warns it can kill kids, pets; says stop using it 'immediately'  CNET

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Rabid Skunk Confirmed in Oconee; Two Pets Exposed  SCDHEC

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Pet Wise: Grooming pets provides health and safety benefits  Baltimore Sun

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Officials urging people to not leave pets unattended inside car as weather heats up  KPIC News

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Photos: A look at presidential pets through the years  Muscatine Journal

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Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

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Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of April 18, 2021  Summit Daily News

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Pet Vet: Laundry and Dishwasher Pods – Risk for Pets  WNDU-TV

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homeless pets  The Batavian

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Low-cost licensing, rabies clinic for pets in Mapleton  ABC 4

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Tips for moving pets across town or across the country  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week - Galveston County Daily News
Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week  Galveston County Daily News

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Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week  The Florida Times-Union

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2 Pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center Searching for Forever Fitness Partners  NBC San Diego

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Pandemic adoptees in Region truly have found their forever homes  nwitimes.com

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Pets of the Week | Features | marshallnewsmessenger.com  Marshall News Messenger

Midcoast Humane helps lost pets reunite with their owners through microchips - WGME
Midcoast Humane helps lost pets reunite with their owners through microchips  WGME

South Bay veterinarian offers tips to prepare your pets for your return to work as California reopens after COVID-19 pandemic - KGO-TV
South Bay veterinarian offers tips to prepare your pets for your return to work as California reopens after COVID-19 pandemic  KGO-TV

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Universal's The Secret Life of Pets ride: devastatingly cute  Los Angeles Times

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Some Arizona pets testing presumptive positive for COVID-19  ABC15 Arizona

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Tampa Bay area pets hope to share their love with you  Tampa Bay Times

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Pet Care Is a Booming Business and PetIQ Is a Smart Way to Play It.  Barron's

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Pet Talk | Seeking volunteers | Pets | news-gazette.com  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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How Much Do These Unusual Pets Actually Cost?  GOBankingRates

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The time has come to start training the pets for your return to work  CNN

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Shana Bohac: Potty training your pet | Local News | victoriaadvocate.com  Victoria Advocate

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Looking for a home: Adoptable pets in Lane County  The Register-Guard

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Senate passes bills on police mental health, protecting pets, to-go alcohol  Jefferson City News Tribune

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Kids can practice reading skills while spending time with shelter pets  ABC15 Arizona

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Scam Alert: How to Get a Pet and Not Get Taken  Scottsbluff Star Herald

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Rider students raise $19K for Humane Society, P.E.T.S. Clinic  KAUZ

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Petco Love invests $20,000 grant to save pets around Roanoke Valley  WFXRtv.com

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Pet of the Week: Pancake | Pets | independenttribune.com  Independent Tribune

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Expert advice: Keeping your family and pets safe during tick season in the Tri-Cities  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

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HSSA to hold “Stuff the Ambulance” pet food donation drive  KOLD

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Livonia considers leash, extreme temperature laws for pets  Hometown Life

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Young-Williams Pet of the Week: Lady  WATE 6 On Your Side

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Council Bluffs pet owner promises better conditions after animals seized  WOWT

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Pet rescue organization shuts down after abuse complaints  WSIL TV

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Is Canopy Growth a Buy for Its Pet CBD?  Motley Fool

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Crow Brings Energy & Nature to Pre-K With 'Class Pets'  Focusdailynews

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Here’s how you can help spcaLA during its April Pet Adoption & Fundraising Week  The Daily Breeze

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U.K. police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet Darius goes missing  NBC News

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Pets in need of home after owner dies in South Austin crash  FOX 7 Austin

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Video The Impact of Reopening on Our Pets  WebMD

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After lost dog found, owner says pet rescue won’t give it back  RochesterFirst

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EPA Investigating Pet Incidents Involving Seresto Collars  NBC10 Boston

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Pet-supply store goes paws-on to help rescues during kitten season  Long Beach Post

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Pet Tales: Spring brings baby animals and birds to wildlife center  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Meet Ruby, Newswest 9's Pet of the Week  NewsWest9.com

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PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Review: Simple but pricey  Mashable

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How to handle ticks, your pet and your household  WKBN.com

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Pet adoption: Oswego County 'princess' dog looking for home after owner passes away  CNYcentral.com

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Los Angeles Dognappings Have Pet Owners Alarmed  LA Magazine

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Search for Idaho man’s missing pet raccoon comes to bittersweet end in Oklahoma  KFOR Oklahoma City

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Pet Owners Can Pick Up Food For Themselves, Furry Friends At The Salvation Army Orlando's Drive Thru Food Drop on Tuesday  WMFE

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Humane Society pet food pantry helps keep people and pets together  KSTP

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Trisha Yearwood Worked with Her Rescue Dogs to Create Her New 'Practical and Pretty' Pet Line  PEOPLE

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Milwaukee Pets Up For Adoption  Milwaukee, WI Patch

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The 19 Easiest Pets to Take Care of  Newsweek

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Pender Co. officials urge owners to vaccinate pets after rabid bobcat killed  WECT

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Dog's begging routine makes the pet a viral star  Fox News

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Pets >> Precious the pig | Entertainment | starexponent.com  starexponent.com

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So your dog ate a cicada: What to know about Brood X and pet safety  CNET

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Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of April 11, 2021  Summit Daily News

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Major coronavirus variant found in pets for first time  Science Magazine

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Pets Became Purrfect Pals During Pandemic While Startup Funding Didn't Lay Down  Crunchbase News

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Volcanic ash poisonous to pets - by Barbados Today April 17, 2021  Barbados Today

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Pet supplement maker adds Fort Collins manufacturing facility  Loveland Reporter-Herald

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After lost dog found, KCK owner says local pet rescue not giving him back  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

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If You're Returning To Work IRL, Begin Adjusting Your Pet's Schedule, An Expert Says  LAist

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Pet of the week  NOLA.com

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Pet Pals TV: 'We Don't Deserve Dogs' documentary  WISHTV.com

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Chewy cashed in on pandemic pet boom but now must keep leash on Amazon  Financial Times

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Using Your Pet's Name as a Password? Here's How to Make It More Secure  MUO - MakeUseOf

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Search ends for missing 50-pound pet raccoon  Norman Transcript

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Aggieland Humane Society Pet of the Week: Cuddles  KBTX

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Fitch Rates Central Garden & Pet Company's Proposed Unsecured Notes 'BB'/'RR4'  Fitch Ratings

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Heartland veterinarian explains link between pet turtles and salmonella  KFVS

Salmonella Scare Drives Pet Food Recall - WebMD - WebMD
Salmonella Scare Drives Pet Food Recall - WebMD  WebMD

From pet care to salon bookings: Pompeo ethics abuses reported - Al Jazeera English
From pet care to salon bookings: Pompeo ethics abuses reported  Al Jazeera English

Pets Keep Us Paws-itive During the Pandemic - Duke Today
Pets Keep Us Paws-itive During the Pandemic  Duke Today

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Celebrity Pets We Lost in 2021  PEOPLE

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There’s a Huge Dog-Food Recall Due to Salmonella Risk to Pets and People  Self

Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk - FDA.gov
Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk  FDA.gov

Does The Global Exotic Pet Trade Favor Invasive Pests? - Forbes
Does The Global Exotic Pet Trade Favor Invasive Pests?  Forbes

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Spring flowers are pretty, but may be harmful to your pet  WANE

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National Pet Industry Exceeds Over $100 Billion in Sales for First Time in Industry History  PRNewswire

Some pet dogs need expensive therapy after lockdowns - Fox News
Some pet dogs need expensive therapy after lockdowns  Fox News

'My pet has helped me so much during the pandemic' - BBC News
'My pet has helped me so much during the pandemic'  BBC News

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31 pets recovered from abandoned home after owner dies  WKRC TV Cincinnati

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How the Furbo Dog Camera helped me leave my pet home alone  NBC News

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Unfortunately, we like pets that are likely to be invasive species  Ars Technica

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Austin Pets Alive! saved 1,040 pets from euthanasia since historic winter storms  KXAN.com

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Painfully honest pet adoption ad gains attention for 'demonic' chihuahua  KIRO Seattle

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Pets of the week: Luna is quiet and JT is curious and happy  MLive.com

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