Equine Dental Care
Horses need preventative dental care to keep them healthy and up to performance standards. We recommend a dental exam twice a year and an annual float with sedation. Dental exams should begin as soon as the foal is born so we may check for congenital abnormalities, and should continue through the life of the horse. To complete a thorough dental exam and float, we must use a full mouth speculum and sedation.
We can make corrections to malocclusions, re-balance the dental arcades and correct other dental conditions. Dental problems can interfere with digestion, cause colic, create chronic jaw and neck stiffness and may contribute to lameness. Please give us a call today if your horse is exhibiting any of the signs of dental problems:
• Horse is dropping food or losing weight
• Difficulty chewing
• Undigested food particles in your horse’s manure
• Excessive bit chewing or head tossing
• Difficulty riding or being on a line
Our 2 fully equipped mobile units perform farm calls and are able to perform floats and additional dental care on the farm, or you may bring your horse to our hospital in Easton.