My vet is one of 3 precision equine dentists in Oregon that Qualifies others to be further licensed in the area of Equine dentistry.
He has crafted his own tools and has such a nice facility. I suggested something to him last time ...that got him to thinking I would have been a good designer of the dentistry area.
I watch him work at the angles and take his time. He loves to share why he does what he does with the horses owner. He takes the horse out of the handy sling, to move the teeth from side to side and to rotate the jaw frequently . He mentioned how a horse can not collect properly on the bit, if certain angles are wrong. So, I said...what about a lowered pit for him to either sit or stand in -so the horses angle would already be lowered(as in how they eat and travel longer). He thought that pretty smart.
It is always difficult to imagine just how hard it is for my mare to endure this procedure. I have a rather large tongue and and a big gag reflex and my mouth produces tons of SPIT! I mean...so I want to say, " just leave that suction thing in there, or I may drown!"
My vet does allow the horse to have it's head down, every so often, and he rinses the mouth out.
After Wa was done...it was Pantz's turn...and she DID NOT want to have any procedure done...and she sat back hard...to no avail, as the large tubular enclosure was locked in place!
Wa was really really out of it and could not keep her head up...it was amazing too..that he could even walk to the stall nearby!
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Cosmetic procedure done this time~ FINALLY~The rather Large Bloodwart (below) on her neck, well, we took it off!
She winced a little...but was really good and it went fast.
But it was bloody and I thought it wouldn't stop bleeding!
I have been putting neosporin with pain relief on it..and now, Calendula creme, for anti inflammatory and healing.
She has begun to want to itch it...I do it for her and she likes that. We had to put another stall board up...so she can't see her Pantz mare as well...but most certainly won't be getting splinters either, by putting her head over the rail! Yea...duct tape helps too!
I want to end this post on a good pic/ note......
Wa being pampered !
The next appointment(24 hours later) the mares got to have, was with the Equine Therapist, Miriah, for massage and adjustments for them to feel good!