We consider that dental care is an essential part of a horses’ preventative health care. We recommend that teeth are checked once a year. We will advise you if a specific horse requires more frequent treatments or checks based on the yearly examination.
- Routine teeth rasping (including wolf tooth removal)
- Dental surgery for extraction of diseased or fractured teeth
- Licensed to use sedation
Dental disease is a common problem in horses of all ages and may cause:
Ulceration of cheek or tongue
Pain on eating/loss of appetite
Halitosis (bad breath)
Problems with the bit
Whilst many horses will tolerate a full examination without sedation there is no doubt that in some cases a thorough examination and optimal rasping can only be done with the use of sedation. Our vets can offer sedation if required. It is not legal for a dental technician to sedate your horse.
You may find it convenient and economical to combine a dental examination with an annual health check, vaccinations and routine parasite treatment.