T: 01666 826456

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Did you know that approximately 25% of horses suffer from dental pain but show no visible signs, and 80% of horses have dental disease?

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. 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.  

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 or oroscope to visually inspect the teeth and soft tissues for signs of disease. Without a mirror or oroscope, good visualisation of many areas of the mouth is not possible.

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

We offer preventative and advanced dental care for your horses including endodontic treatments.

 Call The George Equine Dental Services on 01666 826456 to arrange a check up for your horse. 

 

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