DENTAL CARE FOR YOUR HORSE
Your horse’s teeth grow throughout their entire life, making them more vulnerable to dental abnormalities and infections. Our veterinarians strongly recommend that your horse receive at least one dental examination per year. Most dental examinations do not require any form of sedation.
Most horses that are five years or older already have a number of dental abnormalities. If our veterinarian notices an abnormality that raises any concern, they will sedate your horse and perform a more thorough examination.
Common Dental Problems in Horses
One of the most common problems our veterinarians notice with older horses is discomfort when chewing. Because your horse’s teeth continue to grow throughout the years, their teeth tend to cut into their gums. As a solution, our veterinarians file down your horse’s teeth with a large file—this process is called Floating. Wave Mouth is a more serious condition where your horse may have some teeth that are too long and some that are too short—making it hard to eat and at times causing pain of the mouth.
Please call us today with any questions or concerns regarding your horse’s dental health, or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.