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Teeth?
« on: December 22, 2016, 05:15:16 PM »

Anyone offer advice? I've always read and been told foal teeth should be white. Like very white. Meadows have never been - always quite stained. I wonder is this a lack of something diet wise or body wise? Any thoughts?




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Re: Teeth?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 05:59:37 PM »

Okay, well I feel next to useless.  I have scanned through hundreds of pictures looking for "teeth" of little ones around weaning age.  I've found them several months later, and I don't see any where the teeth were pearly white.  All my pictures look pretty much like the one you're showing.

I think it's just fine, but will certainly stand corrected if someone knows something different!
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Re: Teeth?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 06:18:39 PM »

I think normal also, I don't think they stay white long munching on grass and hay 😃
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Re: Teeth?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 06:35:21 PM »

Ive always found them quite stained..but then she was eating from a few days old lol

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Re: Teeth?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 10:03:44 PM »

I don't have pics like yours. But I'm pretty sure that our babies look the same as Meadow's do.  I'll check tomorrow and see if I can get some pics for you...
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Re: Teeth?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 12:22:36 PM »

I don't ever remember seeing them pearly white either after the initial eruption. Even then, if they'd had any damage or scratches to the gum line, they'd come in with dark spots or stains.

Really, in this internet age, I believe we have a tendency to overthink things with our critters. We forget that they're not small humans and our normal isn't theirs. Don't get me wrong please, I'm not downplaying the significance of animals in our lives and current culture. I'm only giving a gentle reminder that nature has it's own balance. Humans can affect that balance, unfortunately it's frequently for the negative. Yet nature will always find a way to make it a balance.

As long as she's happy, eating well, not dropping feed, doesn't have stinky breath and isn't head shy, I'd say this is her normal.
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