equine-dentistry

EQUINE DENTAL CARE

Proper dental care is an important part of routine wellness. Horses need regular dental care to keep them healthy and to maximize athletic performance. At Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital, we recommend yearly dental exams with routine floating. 

Dental abnormalities can interfere with digestion, cause colic, create chronic jaw and neck stiffness and may contribute to lameness. Please give us a call today if your horse is exhibiting any of the following clinical signs:

  • Horse is dropping food or losing weight
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Undigested food particles in your horse’s manure
  • Excessive bit chewing or head tossing
  • Difficulty riding or being on a line

Our complete exam includes the use of a full-mouth speculum and sedation to aid in the best possible examination and treatment.