my horse was diagnosed with mild EOTRH about a year ago and i was maintaining her by chlorhexidine spray per vet instruction
i noticed a foul odor in her mouth last week and got the vet out yesterday and they noticed that one of her incisors (the one most affected previously) was loose and they x-rayed her incisors… they appeared to all be affected and my vet sent them off to her colleague for his opinion, who said she had a severe case of EOTRH and recommended all 12 incisors be removed!!! i am freaking out because i know losing teeth can be very detrimental to a horse’s health and quality of life.
my vet tried to talk me down and said that her horse had the same type of removal and he recovered after about a week. however i’m so upset.
any advice or knowledge would be much appreciated… i don’t feel as if i can do anything except have them removed, especially if they are causing her pain.