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Icehorse



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:12 am    Post subject: Equine dentist?? Reply with quote

I am having the vet come next week for shots, etc and teeth floating. I have been thinking about how many horse owners use a dentist or their vet to assess teeth.
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justanotherhorselover



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a equine dentist. Steve Scotia.
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Pam Y



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use an equine dentisti, Steve Akeley. No sedation since I switched to him!
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labellavita



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Equine Dentist Reply with quote

I trailer down to TNT in Dover, NH to have my mare done.
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melissa



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Akeley here, the vet sedated my draft the first time, Steve said no need for that, and he didn't sedate and the draft nearly fell asleep.
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Gem



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a dentist. I had Jana Scotia, then was going to have Steve do it, but couldn't get intouch with him, so I had Steve
Akley come. He did a good job. Dentist's always seem to be more thorough then the vet.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Jana and Steve, they do a very nice job on the horses here. We have Clyde to ponies, and an ass too! Call 926-3644 weekday mornings, to catch Jana.
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jcluvhrses



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too use Steve Ackley....love him. He does a great job...and no tranq.
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TL2Fitness



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use William Bartlett Equine Dentist

(207) 926-4277

184 Black Point Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260

He is fantastic Smile
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yankee'n'moxie



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had Dr. Cooper (DVM of 60+ years from Chesterville) do it... Do dentist's do a better job? Do they cost more? (Dr. Cooper did it for $40 per horse)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny you should bring it up. I just bought a dental speculum off of eBay and a set of float files this week. My mare let me work on her for about 15 minutes but then started objecting. I stopped so she doesn't get too grumpy at the sight of it. I would like to learn better how. I like doing things myself.

I was thinking of getting tranqs so I could finish. My vet used tranqs last time... What's the big deal?

Does anyone else float teeth themselves?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you can buy tranquilizers if you're not a vet.

I trim my horses' feet but I never thought of doing their teeth.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a website that states it offers on the spot prescriptions. I have not used them, so I don't know.

I think I may be able to get them direct from my vet.
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Icehorse



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seriously doubt your vet would dispense tranquilizers to you, they would lose their license. My vet wouldn't dispense immunizations for PHF a while back, it is a liability for them. Plus, I would NOT feel safe sedating one of my animals, too many things could go wrong, including death. It is not worth the risk to screw something up, I would rather give the responsibility and cash to someone who knows what they are doing.
Imagine crazy horse people running around with syringes of ketamine...now that sounds like a party! Very Happy
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Chace Stable



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TL2Fitness wrote:
I use William Bartlett Equine Dentist

(207) 926-4277

184 Black Point Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260

He is fantastic Smile


I use bill as well. He is awesome. And works with my vet if someone needs sedation.
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