Equine Dentistry
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Equine Dental

Equine Dentistry
Your horses teeth are a very important  care issue and should be regularly checked and monitored.

Dental Routine
You should have your horse regularly checked by a qualified  Equine Dental Technician  or Vet every 6 months to one year, dental problems can cause poor performance and health issues.

Your Horses Teeth
Your horse will have 6 upper incisors,  6 lower incisors, 12 pre molars and 12  molars. Males can have the addition of wolf teeth and up to 4 canines ( tushes ), although some mares can have 1 or 2 canines. Your horses teeth are made up of the following:

Ageing your horse

By looking at your horses teeth  you will be able to judge how old they are. As a horse gets older the tooth shape changes and different signs are visible allowing you to roughly judge your horses age. The younger the horse the rounder the shape of the teeth will be with age the shape turns to more of a triangle then rectangular shape, getting  longer and more sloped as time goes on.

Signs That Your Horse Needs Its Teeth Checked

Equine Dental Problems



Specialist equipment

Your equine dentist will have a variety of tools in order to successfully  assess and treat your horses mouth for example.