After few months in my new home country I am happy to say that I made some fantastic new friends. The winter has been long and dark (especially for a southern man like me), but fortunately, people and horses close to me have helped me to “survive” these months.
Spring is now close, and as many of you know, many horses shed their decidous teeth for their permanent ones. Especially 3 and 4-year-old horses go through this natural process over this period. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye on them, to make sure all caps are completely shed, so that the permanent premolars have room to come out. A retained cap can bring serious problems if neglected, such as periodontites.
The filly in the video is a 3-year-old Thoroughbred treated today. It looks like she wants like to say thanks, as she had two retained caps removed. They were causing her big discomfort when eating.
A very good excuse to make a new special friend!