Taking care of your horse's teeth is essential to their well-being, not only to prevent disease but to ensure they are comfortable when ridden and performing to the best of their ability.
We recommend yearly check-ups with a vet or qualified equine dental technician, rising to six monthly checks once they reach twelve years of age.
The handout below is a guide to dental health, examinations and being aware of signs of dental disease in your horse. If they exhibit any of the following symptoms a dental examination would be advised:
- Halitosis (bad smelling breath)
- Quidding - dropping partially chewed food
- Reduced appetite/difficulty eating/slow eating
- Food packing within cheeks
- Poorly digested food in droppings
- Weight loss
- Difficulties when ridden such as an unsteady head carriage
If you would like to book a dental examination at your yard or at the hospital please phone our equine office on: 01572 722647.