Equine dentistry at The George Equine Clinic

Did you know that it is estimated that 25% of horses suffer from dental pain but show no visible signs?

For anyone who's had toothache, not only is this hard to believe but it is also a sobering thought. This is why regular dental check ups are such an important part of your horse, pony or donkey's welfare and are essential for ensuring good performance.

It's not all about rasping! Whilst removal of sharp edges forms part of dental treatment, there is so much more to ensuring that your horse is comfortable in the mouth both when ridden, at rest and when eating.

 

  • A thorough examination of the head and mouth needs to be carried out before starting any treatment

 

  • The mouth must be fitted with a gag for examination of the cheek teeth, the gums and all the soft tissues lining the mouth

 

  • Flushing food from the mouth is essential to ensure good visibility, before using both a torch and dental mirror to visually inspect the teeth and soft tissues for signs of disease. Without a mirror, good visualisation of many areas of the mouth is not possible.


Once this has been done and findings recorded, then appropriate treatment can begin!

Regular quality dental care for your horse is all about preventing pain due to dental disease and extending the useful life of your horses' teeth. Call The George Equine Dental Services to arrange a check up for your horse or come to one of our DENTAL CLINICS - see below. 

 

 

The George Equine Dental Services

 

 

Reverse mirror exam

 

 

diseased incisor

 

 

Laura - equine dental services

 

 

equine dental examination

 

 

WHAT DOES A DENTAL CHECK INVOLVE?

 

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR?

 

 

RINSING OUT THE MOUTH