ABOUT EQUINE DENTISTRY
Proper oral examinations and regular dental care is vital to maintaining the health and well being of your horse. The digestive process begins in a horse's mouth and efficient mastication is crucial for proper digestion. A well balanced mouth is a key factor to allowing a horse to perform at it's highest level.
Most equine dentistry involves prevention. If your horse's teeth are regularly cared for, the maintenance process will not be overwhelming and you should be able to avoid most major dental complications.
SIGNS YOUR HORSE COULD HAVE DENTAL ISSUES
Keeping your horse on a routine dental schedule and taking notice of abnormal behavior or health changes helps to prevent major problems. Some of the behavioral signs that your horse could be having some dental issues, include but are not limited to:
Head tossing while riding/Discomfort in the bridle
Refusing to turn or bend/Refusing to flex at the poll
Quidding/Balling up feed/Dropping grain
Halitosis-strong odor from mouth
© 2016 FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH
Dave Ribeiro, EqDT, IAED-Certified
Dave welcomes the opportunity to work with your licensed veterinarian or would be happy to coordinate with one of the vets he currently works with if you prefer.