Equine Dental Services
Our skilled veterinarians are here for your horse's dental needs.
If it's a general maintenance floating and exam or more complicated procedures such as an extraction our veterinarians are equipped to keep your horse's mouth in top shape.
Gum Disease in Horses
Signs of Dental Disease in Horses
When it comes to detecting potential oral health problems in horses, owners must be vigilant in noticing changes in behavior. This is because equines often do not act like they are in pain until the pain is severe.
If you notice any of the signs below, it is important that you contact us to schedule a dental checkup, teeth cleaning and gum disease treatment.
- Broken or Loose Teeth
- Discomfort While Eating
- Extremely bad Breath
- Weight loss
- Quidding (balling up hay and spitting it out)
- Training issues with contact or bridling
The Hazards of Untreated Periodontal Disease in Horses
Untreated periodontal disease in horses can lead to dangerous infections, like abscesses and blood infections.
Regular oral exams are essential to overall health and performance.
Backstretch Veterinary Assoc Inc recommends that all horses receive their first dental checkup shortly after they are weaned and at least once a year for every year of their lives. Horse dental checkups include an examination of your horse’s head, neck, face, ears, and mouth in order to check for signs of health problems.