Equine mouthwash

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The dentist said to use a mouth wash for our mare containing chloraheximine. Do I have to find an proprietary equine one or can i use human corsodyl as I am having trouble finding Hexarinse or its equiivalent. Thanks for any advice.

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paulineh

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My Equine dentist told me to use weak diluted Listerine. The cool mint one.

I have 2 mares with diastema, one far worse than the other. For another reason I started using Turmeric, Black Pepper and Olive oil. The last time my dentist was so pleased with their mouths. I still wash their mouth out twice a day though.

If your horse will allow you to do it ,try using a hose pipe running slowly to help clean the mouth.
 
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Thanks for that tip, the pepper concoction sounds interesting. we have a 'moody mare' and will try all tips to see what she will accept. As we dont have close access to hose, will a water bottle cleaning experiment too.
 

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Many years ago, our vet brought a human dentist to treat our horse. We were advised to use Corsodyl to wash out her mouth until her broken tooth had grown out. We didn't dilute it.
 
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