Equine Dental

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    The Importance of Dental Exams – Straight From the Horses’ Mouth

The Importance of Dental Exams – Straight From the Horses’ Mouth

Young or old, every horse should receive a regular dental examination. Examination can occur without actually “working on the teeth,” i.e. floating. Changes or abnormalities that occur as a youngster can be amplified over the years if they are not tended to, causing significant issues as an adult or geriatric.

Does Your Young Horse Need a Dental Exam?

Many owners believe young horses don't need dental exams or floats as often as older horses, but young horses' teeth are actually changing rapidly until they are around 6 years of age, and there are several common dental conditions that can affect youngsters.
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    What in the World is EOTRH, and How Does it Affect my Senior Horse?

What in the World is EOTRH, and How Does it Affect my Senior Horse?

A common syndrome affecting senior horses, EOTRH can go unnoticed for months or even years. Could your horse have it? Find out more about EOTRH in our January Blog Posting.

How do I know my horse needs a float?

Spring is the time of year in Colorado that many horse owners look forward to. Large mats of shedding hair wafting about in the breeze, sticking to every square inch of fleece that might be exposed. Getting your tack cleaned up for riding season now that you have hours (plural HOURS!) of daylight after […]

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    Why is Regular Equine Dentistry So Critical to Your Horse’s Health?

Why is Regular Equine Dentistry So Critical to Your Horse’s Health?

Does your gelding dribble feed out of his mouth? Does your mare toss her head when bitted? Does your horse have an unexplained soreness? Any of these could be a result of problems with the teeth or mouth. Read on to find out why dental exams are so critical to your horses' health and performance.
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    Lay Dentistry and Your Horse: Are Equine Lay Dentists Worth the Risk?

Lay Dentistry and Your Horse: Are Equine Lay Dentists Worth the Risk?

Lay Dentists have become popular among some horse owners for performing equine dental work. But is it a good idea to use a lay dentist for your horse? Know the risks before you decide.

Ask A Vet: What could my horses’ snotty nose mean?

Does your horse have a one-sided snotty nose accompanied by a truly terrible odor? It could be an abscessed tooth...

Why do I need to float my horse’s teeth?

QUESTION:
Over the past couple of months, I have been having some trouble with my 5 year old gelding tossing his head while I am riding. He takes the bit normally, and then shortly after we begin working, he starts throwing his head around, and gets quite agitated. We can usually work through it, […]