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Importance - Horses will often tolerate dental pain without exhibiting signs of disease and so routine dental care is extremely important to identify these problems. We recommend horses are examined annually, although those with dental disease, old horses or those in competition may require 6 monthly checks.
Signs of dental disease - Often no outward signs are seen, but those which are exhibiting signs may show poor performance, resistance to contact, head shaking, difficulty in chewing, dropping chewed food (quidding), foul-smelling breath, lymph node enlargement, nasal discharge and even weight loss for those with severe dental disease.
Services - Our comprehensive service ranges from routine rasping, wolf tooth extraction,
x-rays and treatment of diastema and periodontal disease. Most routine treatment can be carried out at your own premises, however for more advanced procedures, your horse may need to come to our clinic.
Our preferred method of performing routine dentistry is to use sedation and motorised dental equipment, preceded by a thorough dental examination. This means that the quality of the exam is not limited by the horse's tolerance level and also increases safety for horse and owner.