It is essential that horses receive regular preventative dental care to keep them healthy and up to performance standards. Dental problems can interfere with digestion, cause colic, create chronic jaw and neck stiffness, and may contribute to lameness.
The following symptoms could indicate the presence of dental problems:
Horse is dropping food or losing weight
Undigested food particles in your horse’s manure
Excessive bit chewing or head tossing
Difficulty riding or being on a line
At Bayhill Equine, we recommend a dental exam twice a year and an annual teeth float with sedation. We recommend that regular dental exams begin as soon the foal is born to check for congenital abnormalities. Our two, fully-equipped mobile units perform dental exams, floats, and advanced dental care right on your own farm.