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Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Equine Dentistry for Your Horse

The media does not hold back when advertising the products for cleaning and taking care of Fido or Kitty’s teeth and breath issues. However, it is of even more importance for your personal horse to receive equine dentistry like Horizon Equine Veterinary Services in the same diligence as this impressive pet family member receives hoof grooming from a farrier who is expert at administering equine pedicures to prevent hoof, ankle and leg problems.

  • Caring horse owners know they must administer daily brushings and frequent shampooing to their horse for its health and beauty. Dentistry is not just for the horse’s big toothy creamy white smile to add to its beauty.
  • Equine dentistry prevents diseases that can cripple and if unattended even cause the early death of your favorite steed.
  • A horse should be seen by a large animal veterinarian for dental examination at lest once a year unless a problem suggests more often. There are qualified vets to administer equine dentistry in Wooster, Ohio and all other horse popular states.

Beware of Fakes Who Can Maim Your Horse

A very important warning should be posted at every stable and veterinarian’s place of business, advising that there is no such profession as an “Equine Dentist” and the persons claiming to have certifications from “Equine Dentistry Schools” are egregious con men who can permanently mutilate your horse–not to mention cause the animal unnecessary pain and other conditions. Your horse’s dentist is your certified veterinarian, and any fraud purporting to be a traveling horse dentist should be reported to the local authorities immediately.

Horse digestions and teeth were all made for purpose of eating grass. It is imperative they be allowed to graze on fine grasses as well as the special grains you prefer to augment the diet, A veterinarian giving the horse a dental exam will clean and examine the teeth for any potential problems and, just like your own family dentist, restore the teeth to their natural good health.

  • While a horse can develop need for all of the same issues of a person, such as gum disease, root canal, cavity restoration and tooth misalignment that deteriorates the horse’s ability to eat well.
  • Another problem more singular to the equine mouth is called “floating”, where sharp and destructive, painful points develop on the tooth enamel. These can be taken care of by a qualified veterinarian with advanced dental training, and should never be neglected. The floating problem influences other difficulties and they all cause unnecessary pain and complications chewing and digesting.

The stronger and more diligently your horse’s veterinarian maintains the animal’s teeth and gums, the longer the horse will have a healthy and happy body and live to a proper equestrian old age.

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