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.

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