Last couple of days Poppy has been frothing up when I gave her a carrot. I hosed her mouth out on both occasions thinking she might have hay stuck on the roof of her mouth. Plus her breath was a bit smelly. Not the normal grassy horse breath smell. Seemed to help the problem. Then last night I lifted up her lip to have a good look to see if I could see anything stuck and what I found shocked me. Under her top lip where the lip meets the gums she had shards of hey embedded in her lips and gums. There are a couple of very small lumps which I'm guessing have splinters in them. I picked out everything I could feel and see and hosed her mouth out again. Then I made a betadine gargle rinse in a syringe and just applied it to the cuts the shards had made. I will do this every day for the time being. Can anyone tell me about your experiences with this. I've never seen or heard of it so was very surprised. The other two horses who eat from the same roll (mix of Wheat and Oat) don't have this as we checked them right away. It seemed to be the Wheat seed pods that were the main culprit.